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The Night the Music Died

Feb 1, 2009 By Michael Hall

Fifty years ago, a plane carrying Buddy Holly crashed in a remote Iowa cornfield. This month, hundreds of fans will gather at the ballroom where he played his final show to sing, dance, and mourn the greatest rock star ever to come out of Texas.

Ha-ha! We’re 35!

Feb 1, 2008 By Evan Smith

Somewhere out there is a sourpuss (there’s always one) who’ll ask, after picking up this special issue, what the fuss is all about. And he’ll have a point, sort of. Thirty-five years? Lots of publications have been around that long or longer. Just last year, one of the most iconic…

A Whitman Sampler

Aug 31, 1996 By Joe Holley

Thirty years later, the legacy of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree at the University of Texas still towers above us.