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55 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane

Rock 'n' roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959, three of the biggest stars of the day — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper — were killed in a plane crash near Clear …
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After beginning his speech by touting several political and economic accomplishments realized during his most recent year in office, a wistful and visibly saddened Obama abruptly turned his attention to the death of Buddy Holly, spending the majority …
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It has been 55 years since “The Day the Music Died,” the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson. Each February, a slew of the area's top rockabilly and roots-rock acts come together to perform the trio …
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