Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Day the Music Died

"Today marks the 51st anniversary of the death of the remarkable singer and songwriter, Buddy Holly.

On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens died in a plane that crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.

The three stars of rock n'roll had just finished playing a show at the Surf Ballroom when they got on a charter plane to take them to the next stop on their Winter Dance Party tour. Poor weather conditions and pilot error brought the plane down five miles after take-off..."

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