LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Buddy Holly's hometown will celebrate his 77th birthday with a small amount of fanfare.
His former band-mates from Buddy Holly and the Crickets visited Lubbock Friday to open the childhood home of drummer Jerry Allison, which is now on display after extensive renovations.
According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Allison described writing "That'll Be The Day" with Holly in a bedroom of the home.
Holly died at age 22 in a plane crash in Iowa. The crash also claimed 28-year-old J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and 17-year-old Ritchie Valens.
The Buddy Holly Center opened its doors for free Saturday, on what would have been Holly's 77th birthday.