A genre of American music that began with the popularity of Lubbock, Texas native Buddy Holly. A sound that was rock and roll with country roots was heard all over the United States. A tragedy to Lubbock Sound was the day the music died, when Buddy Holly and others dies in a plane crash in Iowa en route to a concert.
Some Popular songs:
- Peggy Sue
- I fought the law, and the law won
- Earth Angel
- That'll be the day
The spirit of Buddy Holly and Lubbock Sound are preserved in the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock's Depot District. The 2004 film Lubbock Lights showcased much of the music that is associated with the city of Lubbock.