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The Day the Music Died

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The Day The Music Died | Buddy Holly's Plane Crash

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The Plane Crash that Claimed Three Rock Legends

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Buddy Holly Plane Crash Photographs Footage The Day The Music Died February 3rd1959bajaryoutube

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The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly Plane Crash Probe May Be Reopened

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NTSB may reopen investigation on "The Day the Music Died"

On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died", after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song "American Pie".
  • Background 

  • Flight arrangements 

  • Take-off and crash 

  • Aftermath 

  • Official investigation 

  • Subsequent investigations 

  • Legacy