Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison tribute show set Thursday
In February 1959, a Fargo rock band called the Shadows received a last minute call to join the Winter Party Dance Party Tour show at the Moorhead Armory.
Despite a tragic Iowa plane crash that had killed Buddy Holly and two other tour stars, promoters decided to go ahead with the Moorhead show.
That's how the Shadows ended up playing that night in Moorhead, backing up the soon-to-be-star Bobby Vee.
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