Wednesday, February 3

The Day the Music Died


Today it's 51 years since the music died, to use the words of Don McLean. On February 3rd 1959 a small plane crashed outside Mason City in Iowa, killing the pilot and the three passengers; Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and Jiles Perry Richardson, better know as The Big Bopper.


Lou Diamon Phillips as Ritchie Valens in the 1987 biopic La Bamba.

Wikipedia has a good article on The Day the Music Died.

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