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Surf Ballroom

The city of Clear Lake, Iowa is famous as the site of the 1959 plane crash that killed Rock ‘n’ Roll artists Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J. P. Richardson (known as the Big Bopper).

The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake is the venue in which Holly, Valens, and the Big Bopper performed for the last time. Since we were passing through Clear Lake today, we thought we’d stop at the Surf Ballroom and take a few photos.

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As we left Clear Lake we started a long drive east, across the state of Iowa, to reach the Quad Cities area.