Buddy Holly & Waylon Jennings in a Photo Booth (New York, 1959)

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Two Tex­ans, Bud­dy Hol­ly and Way­lon Jen­nings, met in a restau­rant in Lub­bock when they were teenagers. Hol­ly took the younger Jen­nings under his wing: He played gui­tar on Jen­ning’s first record­ing ses­sion in 1958. That same year, they col­lab­o­rat­ed on the song, “You’re the One.”  And, in late Jan­u­ary 1959, Hol­ly began a three-week tour across the Mid­west — dubbed the “Win­ter Dance Par­ty” — and had Jen­nings play bass in his band. Before they left, the two posed for a pic­ture in a pho­to booth at Grand Cen­tral Sta­tion in New York City.

The “Win­ter Dance Par­ty” would end in tragedy when Hol­ly climbed aboard a char­ter plane that crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb­ru­ary 3, 1959. Jen­nings got bumped from the flight, get­ting a chance to live beyond the Day the Music Died.

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