Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker to perform with Temecula bassist Buzz Campbell in Poway concert

Buzz Campbell lived in Temecula in 2004. He is the guitarist for former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker, and he will be joining Rocker for the May 21 performance at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The trip from Temecula will be considerably shorter for Campbell than his participation on John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party tour earlier this year.The original Winter Dance Party concert tour took place in 1959. The musicians included Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, also known as the Big Bopper. the Winter Dance Party musicians performed Feb. 2, 1959, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. After the concert Holly, Valens and Richardson were driven to the airport in Mason City. The plane took off in the early hours of Feb. 3, 1959, and crashed shortly afterward.
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