What proved most intriguing for me during my visit to the Buddy Holly Center stemmed from the global impact that Buddy Holly left on the United Kingdom. During his short professional career (about eighteen months or so), Holly became one of the first artists to tour England in 1957. That experience served to inspire bands like The Beatles to incorporate his Americana sound and vocality into their works. Many have written extensively about this influence. Paul McCartney has also frequently acknowledged the importance of what Buddy Holly accomplished as an artist, to the point where the Buddy Holly Center archived a 2014 tour where McCartney performed in Lubbock. Footage o that concert, as well as news and promotional coverage of his arrival in the city, is currently archived via social media.