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The Day the Music Died


The Day The Music Died


The Day the Music Died


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


The Day the Music Died


The Day The Music Died! (Three Stars)(February 3 1959)

On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. 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".
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  • Background 

  • Flight arrangements 

  • Take-off and crash 

  • Aftermath 

  • Official investigation 

  • Subsequent investigations 

  • Legacy