What was planned as a long-awaited ceremony in Hollywood on Wednesday for Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holly has become a concert in Los Angeles and the celebration draws many of the most prestigious in the music industry star.
The Lubbock born Holly died at the age of 22, recorded with more than two dozen hits in the remaining two years before his death. He gets his well deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his 75th Birthday - but there are many more.
■ Buddy Holly Day Wednesday in Los Angeles, agreed and approved by the Los Angeles City Council.
■ The Stars ceremony will attract a number of celebrity supporters and participants with a subsequent invitation-only reception of one of Capitol Records' historic recording studios. Holly star is close to the 1750 Vine Street, in front of the historic Capitol Records Tower.
■ There is an even bigger party on Wednesday evening at the Music Box on Hollywood Boulevard, where the producer Peter Asher and interpretation of the publication of Asher's Buddy Holly tribute CD, "Listen to me. Buddy Holly"
Some of the 16 artists Holly's music on the CD, and many others will be re-interpreted in the concert, which will later filmed for PBS broadcast performance.
Confirmed participants include Paul Anka, Michelle Branch, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs and Patrick Stump.
Lubbock native Holly is the only member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 induction class of the first meeting is not a star on the famous Los Angeles street.
The other members of this class are Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers and Little Richard.
Kevin Magowan wanted to correct the error.
The long-time fan of Buddy Holly made a pilgrimage from Los Angeles to Lubbock in 2009.
He went to Dallas widow Maria Elena Holly Holly meet, and tell her that he wanted to help Buddy get the stars.
She gave him permission to represent her.
Mary knew that if the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is not present to accept the nomination package without the $ 25,000 cost for the creation and installation of all 300-pounds, and used for general maintenance.
"I thought this was for me to do is to nominate myself for my husband and the fee payable would be sticky," she told the AJ.
No company was willing to pay the full $ 25,000.
However, when Paul McCartney's MPL Communications, Peer Music and Universal Records showed they could split the fee in three ways, all agreed to finance the effort.
Magowan also played an important role in finding the best place for Buddy star: near the Beatles. In fact, the block next to Buddy star Paul McCartney, who is not present at the time and had to be taken aside.
Like the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock, it is necessary to every living Jubilar a personal appearance at their induction ceremony.
The star induction ceremony always takes place at 11.30 hours and 13.30 hours Texas time clock, after Ana Martinez at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Lubbock KCBD-TV is a live feed of the Buddy Holly-star ceremony on a "watch party" at 1:30 Wednesday at the clock Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave can be viewed.