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The Day the Music Died…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009


Fans recall death of Buddy Holly and ‘the day the music died’


Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly

Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly


By Kyle Munson

Des Moines Register

Fifty years ago, Graham Nash stood on a street corner in his hometown of Salford, England, with his best friend, Alan Clarke, and wept.




The source of their sadness was news from 4,000 miles away and across the Atlantic Ocean — a frozen field north of Clear Lake, Iowa, where the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. (the Big Bopper) Richardson crashed on Feb. 3, 1959, killing the three rock stars from the Winter Dance Party tour as well as their local pilot, Roger Peterson.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)