February 03, 2009

Fifty years ago today, February 3rd 1959 a small plane carrying musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson from a stop in Clear Lake Iowa to another show in Moorehead Minnesota on their Winter Dance Tour (pics from a show in Green Bay Wisconsin) crashed in a snowstorm, killing all three musicians as well as the 21 year old pilot. This was not the "day the music died"- three great talents died, their music never will.