McCartney is scheduled to headline a concert in Lubbock on Saturday, June 14. Details of the event are expected to be announced in a joint news conference between Texas Tech and the City of Lubbock Wednesday morning at the Buddy Holly Center. McCartney, who will turn 72 this year, gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles. He has long credited Lubbock native Buddy Holly as one of his biggest musical influences. In a 1974 interview, John Lennon said the name of The Beatles was "directly inspired" by The Crickets. During the British Invasion "every group tried to be The Crickets," Lennon said.