February 3, 2009 is the 50th Anniversary of “The Day The Music Died”.

The facts are these: Just after 1 a.m. February 3, 1959, a three-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza went down about five miles northwest of Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash took the lives of the pilot, Roger Peterson, and three musicians: Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly, 22; Ritchie Valens (originally Valenzuela), 17; and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, 28.

It has become famous, in Don McLean’s “American Pie” formulation, as “the day the music died.”
Some interesting data can be found at:

More of Interest:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/02/day.music.died/index.html?iref=newssearch

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