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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#74: Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and the Day the Music Died

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Although his career on the national stage was brief, Buddy Holly’s influence has been vivid and long-lasting. He and the Big Bopper, both native Texans, gained almost legendary status when they lost their lives in a tragic plane crash on the night of February 3, 1959.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite Texas town that isn’t pronounced the way it’s spelled?

Trailer for The Buddy Holly Story, starring Texas’ own Gary Busey.

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