Winter Dance Party Tour



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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1959/01/31 Promoted by Duluth's Lew Latto, the "Winter Dance Party" with the Big Bopper, Dion and the Bellmonts, and others, sells out the Duluth Armory. The audience doesn't sit, the main space is open for dancing. Duluth Armory, Duluth, MN
1959/01/31 At the 'Winter Dance Party', the girls go absolutely gaga over Buddy Holly - screaming, jumping, clapping. When he sings "Peggy Sue", the place goes wild. Duluth Armory, Duluth, MN
1959/01/31 Like many of the young people in Duluth that night, Robert Zimmerman attends the 'Winter Dance Party'. "I went to see Buddy Holly play at Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him." BD Duluth Armory, Duluth, MN
1959/01/31 Ritchie Valens is a big hit with the audience when he plays "La Bamba". Duluth Armory, Duluth, MN
1959/02/02 The Winter Dance Party Tour makes an extra stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, where The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens will give their last performances. Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake

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