This is a delightful article, full of numerical tidbits about The Man Himself, from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, on September 6, 2014.
Happy 78th birthday, Buddy!
A by-the-numbers tribute
A few facts about the rock ‘n’ roll legend born in Lubbock
This weekend marks both Buddy Holly’s 78th birthday and the Buddy Holly Center’s 15th anniversary. Here are a few interesting facts in a by-the-numbers format about the rock ’n’ roll legend who was born and raised in Lubbock.
800: Number of Holly artifacts at The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock’s Depot District.
3: How many of the three most iconic artifacts related to Holly—his Fender Stratocaster, his iconic glasses, and his Gibson acoustic guitar—on display at the Buddy Holly Center.
48: Number of states from which visitors came to the center in 2013.
33: Number of countries from which visitors came to the center in 2013.