Don McLean wrote and recorded this song and dedicated it to Buddy Holly after the awful plane crash that killed him. It also took the lives of Richie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
NTSB is considering re-opening the investigation into the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, , J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
The day the music died. Maybe you remember it? It was Feb 3, 1959. I missed it this year, maybe other things on my mind. The date always sticks in my mind every year when the 3rd rolls around, just like Dec 7, and Sep 11.
Carl Bunch, drummer with Buddy Holly on his ill-fated “Winter Dance” party tour, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He was 71. Carl had played with Ronnie Smith and the Poor Boys out of Clovis, New Mexico, which brought him to the attention of Buddy Holly. It was Carl who suggested Ronnie be brought aboard as a vocalist to replace Buddy Holly with the “Crickets” after Buddy’s fatal plane crash.
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