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50 Years Ago Today


The Day the Music Died

"On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, United States killed three American rock and roll musicians: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. Richardson was the oldest of the four at 28. Holly was 22, Peterson was 21 and Valens was only 17. The day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean in his 1971 song 'American Pie'."

Wikipedia: The Day The Music Died

More: The Day the Music Died, the Crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper -

Blogload 1: Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits (1996) -

Blogload 2: The Very Best Of - Richie Valens (2002) -

Blogload 3: Hellooo Baby!: The Best of the Big Bopper, 1954-1959 (1989) -


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