Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Buddy Holly watch fetches US$155,350



'The diamond-studded watch Buddy Holly was wearing when he was killed in a plane crash has been sold at auction for $155,350. The buyer was a woman near San Francisco who wanted to remain anonymous, said Heritage Auction Galleries spokesman Doug Norwine. He said she was a "tremendous" fan of the rock 'n' roll pioneer and had even flown to London and New York to see a musical based on his life... Holly received the diamond-and-white gold Omega wristwatch as a gift from his wife, Maria Elena Holly. He wore it "the day the music died" on Feb. 3, 1959, when he and singers Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash in Iowa. Holly was 22...' More

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