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02/02/1959 Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper appear at the Surf Ballroom

Buddy Holly played his last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. A day after the concert, light plane crashed near the Iowa-Minnesota border, killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper. They had just finished playing the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

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