Carl Bunch, drummer for Buddy Holly and other local Clovis music artists, died on March 26, 2011, from diabetes. Bunch was a member of the Poor Boys (Ronnie Smith's backing band) and recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico. He had also connections with Texas rockabilly singer Derrell Felts. Bunch was a part of Buddy Holly's band on the "Winter Dance Tour" but was hospitalized when the horrible air plaine crash occured.
He was 71 years old.