The Day the Music Died – February 3rd 1959


On February 3rd, 1959 the plane carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on the flight, but he gave up his seat to the Big Bopper.

Ritchie Valens was only in the plane, some say, because he won a coin toss with Holly’s guitarist Tommy Allsup

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I actually despise Don McLean, but seeing as it’s the day that’s in it:

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2 thoughts on “The Day the Music Died – February 3rd 1959

  1. That was a tragic crash, but for me the worst one was in December 1968. I was nearly 17 years old, and Otis Redding was killed in Wisconsin, along with five members of The Bar-Kays.
    A sad day for a London Soul Boy.
    Cheers Niall, Pete.

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