Lubbock saving home where Holly's Crickets formed

March 30, 2012 5:33:44 AM PDT
The Lubbock home where Buddy Holly and childhood friend Jerry Allison co-wrote "That'll Be The Day" is being moved to a site that memorializes the famed 1950s rock and roll pioneer.

The director of museums and special events for Lubbock's Buddy Holly Center, Brooke Witcher, says a group called Civic Lubbock Inc., is paying for the project to move the home to the center's property.

Allison was the only person to play drums for Holly's group, The Crickets. Allison, now in Nashville, Tenn., told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal the group was formed and practiced in the house.

Civic Lubbock officials say it's the closest they'll get to Holly's actual home. His house unknowingly became used at a hog farm and eventually burned.