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Buddy Holly statue in Lubbock being moved

LUBBOCK, Texas — A statue of famed rock and roller Buddy Holly will be moved into storage while Lubbock demolishes a broken fountain and prepares for the opening of a new city park.

Officials say commemorative plaques and the life-size bronze statue, installed 30 years ago in Holly's hometown, will be relocated to avoid damage during the fountain work. The statue is expected to be cleaned during the time away from public display.

City spokesman Mark Yearwood says the items could be moved to the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Park in October or November.

Holly died in a 1959 plane crash in Iowa. He was 22.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com

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