Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Day the Music Died

On February 3, 1959, the entertainment world was rocked by the deaths of several top singing starts in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The tragedy became known as "The Day the Music Died" and was immortalized in the song by Don McLean in 1971.

Buddy Holly:

Ritchie Valens:

J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson:

Here's Don McLean singing American Pie:

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