The day the music died

Not that many people in my generation care, but today, Feb 3, in 1959, a red-and-white single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza took off from Clear Lake, Iowa, bound for Fargo, North Dakota. It would never reach its detiniation, crashing shortly after takeoff.

That plane carried Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (the "Big Bopper").

That fateful crash inspired the song American Pie.


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