Updated: April 20, 2020 10:54 PM
Created: April 09, 2020 04:31 PM
One Minnesota woman has a cool connection to a piece of rock and roll history.
Jan Bucek-Eggers, of Victoria, took a concert poster after seeing Buddy Holly perform at the Kato Ballroom in Mankato during the Winter Dance Party back in 1959.
"It's just a crazy story," Bucek-Eggers said. "I saved it, that's how I looked at it."
At the time of the concert, Bucek-Eggers was a 16-year-old Waterville High School student.
A week later in Iowa, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash.
"It was just total disbelief."
For decades, Bucek-Eggers kept the concert poster, eventually selling to a collector about 15 years ago for an undisclosed amount.
"He paid us a lot of money at the time."
Eleven Winter Dance Party Shows occurred before the plane crash. Only three posters from that tour are known to exist.
This month, Bucek-Eggers former poster was put up for auction for the first time and sold for $125,000.
"It's really strange," Bucek-Eggers said. "I mean I just couldn't believe it."
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