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On February rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson.

The Day the Music Died, dubbed by Don McLean's song "American Pie", was an aviation accident that occurred on February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa, where rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson, perished.

The Day the Music Died (dubbed by Don McLean's song 'American Pie') was an aviation accident on in Iowa, where rock & roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.

Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

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The day the music died.  On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson

The day the music died. On February a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Ritchie Valens was a Mexican-American singer and songwriter. He recorded numerous hits during his short career, most notably the 1958 hit "La Bamba." Valens died at age 17 in a plane crash with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. Richardson on February 3, 1959, a day later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean in his song "American Pie."

Ritchie Valens was a Mexican-American singer and songwriter. He recorded numerous hits during his short career, most notably the 1958 hit "La Bamba.

Ritchie Valens 1941 – 1959 was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A completely self-taught musician, he often improvised new lyrics and added new riffs to popular songs while he was playing. This is an aspect of his music that is not heard in his commercial studio recordings.

Ritchie Valens died in the plane crash that also took Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, but we'll remember him for La Bamba.

The Day the Music Died, February 3, 1959 ~ Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper

Mirror News. Top Rock-Roll Trio Killed in Airplane Crash" Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

2/3/2013: Today in 1959  Singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed when their plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, shortly after their last concert at the nearby Surf Ballroom.

"The day the music died". Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper", died in a plane crash 55 years ago

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plance crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening investigation into what caused an Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson.

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