Buddy and Maria

15 Aug

Today in 1958, Buddy Holly was married to 25-year-old Maria Elena Santiago, a woman he had met only two months earlier. The wedding took place at the home of Buddy’s parents in Lubbock, Texas.

Six months later the music died.

Fifty years after Maria Elena Santiago flew from New York City to Lubbock to marry musician Buddy Holly, she continues a tradition each year on her wedding anniversary. She will light a separate candle, say another prayer, order two dozen red roses – and ask, again and again, why.


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