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murphy’s restaurant

from rectify posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Griffin, just south of Atlanta, is the stand-in for Paulie, Georgia, the fictional small town in the Sundance Channel's Rectify where Daniel Holden returns to live after nineteen years on death row.

The small diner Murphy's Restaurant, located in a strip mall on W Taylor street, pops up several times during the first season's short six episode run.

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tabernacle baptist church

from buddy holly posted in music by pete_nice

Buddy Holly was a member of this congregation, and many of the significant moments of his life happened at this location.

He was baptized here, had his wedding to Maria Elena Santiago here, and his funeral was held here on February 7, 1959 at 2 pm.

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hutchinson junior high school

from buddy holly posted in music by pete_nice

In 1952, Buddy Holly met Bob Montgomery when they both attended this junior high. Forming the duo "Buddy & Bob", the two played bluegrass-influenced performances and quickly became a local act at local clubs and high school talent shows.

Although they parted ways professionally in 1956 when Holly formed the Crickets, Bob Montgomery went on as a songwriter. He wrote the song "Back in Baby's Arms" for Patsy Cline.

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buddy holly birthplace

from buddy holly posted in music by pete_nice

Charles Hardin Holley (later Buddy Holly) was born at home at this address on Sept. 8, 1936. The house was later moved (to locations unknown) and the address was an empty lot for years.

Buddy's birth announcement in the Lubbock Evening Journal paper was filled with errors:

"A daughter weighing 8 and 1/2 pounds was born at 6:10 o’clock Monday afternoon at Clark-Key Clinic to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O. Holley, of 1913 6th Street. Holley is associated with a tailoring establishment here."

The errors:

• Buddy was a son, not a daughter.

• Buddy was born at home, not at a clinic.

• That home was located at 1911 Sixth St.

• Griggs also learned from Buddy’s mother: “Buddy was born at 3:30 p.m., and he weighed 61/2 pounds.”

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buddy holly statue

from buddy holly posted in music by pete_nice

Across the street from the Buddy Holly Center is the West Texas Hall of Fame featuring "singer/songwriters, musicians, visual artists, actors, poets, producers, and entertainers" from the West Texas area. In the center is a life-size bronze statue of Buddy Holly.

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