The Day The Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens And The Big Bopper • Discoverology

The Day The Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens And The Big Bopper

When Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson passed away on February 3rd, 1959 after a small plane crash, rock and roll lost some of its most notable early pioneers. Singer-songwriter Don McLean called this moment in music history “The Day the Music Died,” in his song “American Pie.”

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