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"Wild" Wayne visited Clear Lake, Iowa for the "The Day The Music Died - 50 Winters Later" celebration. Click on the links below to see some of the photos taken from his trip.

  • The Surf Ballroom
  • "Wild" Wayne at the Surf Ballroom
  • Brandon, "Wild" Wayne and "Doo-Wop" Doug backstage at the Surf
  • Don Mclean's hand-written "American Pie" lyrics backstage at the Surf
  • The Crickets' signatures backstage at the Surf
  • The real "Peggy Sue's" (Peggy Sue Gerron's) signature backstage at the Surf
  • Joey Dee and the Starliters' signatures backstage at the Surf
  • The pay phone used by Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens to make their last calls the night of 2/2/59
  • Monument outside the Surf dedicated to the three stars and pilot, Roger Peterson
  • "Wild" Wayne outside the Surf
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews "Cousin" Brucie
  • Brandon, "Cousin" Brucie and "Wild" Wayne
  • The Buddy Holly glasses sculpture at the crash site cornfield
  • Memorial at the crash site
  • "Wild" Wayne pays his respects at the crash site
  • "Wild" Wayne and Brandon at the crash site memorial
  • Fans gather at the crash site memorial
  • Close up of the crash site memorial
  • Sunset at the crash site
  • Fender stratocaster ice sculpture at the Surf
  • "Wild" Wayne chats with Chris Montez
  • "Wild" Wayne chats with Connie (Ritchie Valens' sister)
  • Plaque at the Surf Ballroom
  • Mason City Airport - where the last flight departed
  • The air strip used for the last flight
  • "Wild" Wayne with Tommy Allsup
  • The "British Music" symposium (Sir Tim Rice, Peter Asher, Geezer Butler, Gordon Waller, Graham Nash
  • Graham Nash signs autographs for the fans
  • The Crickets rehearsing
  • "Wild" Wayne looks on as The Crickets rehearse
  • Bobby Vee rehearsing
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews Jay P. Richardson (Big Bopper Jr.)
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews Jay P. Richardson (Big Bopper Jr.)
  • Jay P. Richardson chats with Bob Hale (emcee of the original Winter Dance Party show)
  • Jay P. Richardson (Big Bopper Jr.), Bob Hale and "Wild" Wayne
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews Irma and Connie (Ritchie Valens sisters)�
  • "Wild" Wayne with the Valens family (Irma, Mario and Connie)
  • Irma and Connie
  • "Wild" Wayne with JoJo (Los Lonely Boys)
  • Los Lobos rehearsing
  • Los Lobos rehearsing with Chris Montez
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)
  • Maria Elena Holly speaks at the anniversary concert - 1
  • Maria Elena Holly speaks at the anniversary concert - 2
  • Maria Elena with the Valens family
  • Bob Hale speaks at the anniversary concert
  • "Cousin" Brucie speaks at the anniversary concert
  • Peter and Gordon perform - 1
  • Peter and Gordon perform - 2
  • Graham Nash joins Peter and Gordon on stage
  • Wanda Jackson performs - 1
  • Wanda Jackson performs - 2
  • Packed house at the Surf
  • Graham Nash performs
  • Peter and Gordon join Graham Nash
  • The Crickets with Sir Tim Rice, Graham Nash and Bobby Vee
  • Peter & Gordon with Graham Nash
  • Jay P. Richardson holds his father's suitcase from the Winter Dance Party tour
  • The Big Bopper Jr. performs
  • Tommy Allsup performs
  • Los Lobos performs
  • Los Lobos performs
  • David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) performs
  • The Valens family joins Los Lobos on stage
  • Los Lonely Boys, the Valens family and Maria Elena Holly join Los Lobos for "La Bamba" - 1
  • Los Lonely Boys, the Valens family and Maria Elena Holly join Los Lobos for "La Bamba" - 2
  • End of the night jam session with Tommy Allsup and The Crickets
  • End of the night jam session with Maria Elena Holly and The Crickets
  • End of the night jam session
  • Crowd gathers at the crash site for the 50th anniversary memorial service - 50 years to the exact moment of the crash
  • Words at the crash site for the 50th anniversary memorial service
  • Bonfire at the memorial service - 1
  • Bonfire at the memorial service - 2
  • Elwin Musser, photographer who took the crash photos, with the actual camera
  • "Wild" Wayne interviews Elwin Musser
  • Elwin Musser shows "Wild" Wayne the camera used to take the crash site photos
  • "Wild" Wayne with Elwin Musser
  • Banner at the Surf ballroom
  • The Rock 'N Roll Memory Machine has been your home for the best rock-n-roll from the 50's and early 60's for over three decades on WWUH, 91.3FM. Here, you can learn a little about the host, "Wild" Wayne, and get access to additional information you won't find anywhere else. Find the homepages of your favorite early rock and rollers, keep up-to-date with upcoming events in the Southern New England area and link directly to the online radio broadcast of the Memory Machine to listen every Sunday night between 6:00pm and 8:00pm Eastern Time from anywhere in the world!

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