Buddy Holly & The Crickets were the first white band to play the Apollo Theater in Harlem
Buddy Holly & The Crickets were booked to play the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 1957 by a promoter who assumed they were black. They played, were received well and brought down the house.
One of our DJs is from the town where Buddy Holly was flying to on The Day The Music Died
Our own Doug Brannson is from Fargo, North Dakota, just across the river from Moorhead, Minnesota, where Holly was going to play the night of the crash. He has unique insight and perspective on how people feel about and have been influenced by Buddy Holly in Minnesota.