In the Don McLean song “American Pie”, it’s known as the “day the music died.” It’s the day in 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “the Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson were killed when their plane crashed during a snowstorm in an Iowa cornfield.
It’s been more than 53 years since that plane crash in Iowa that claimed the lives of music stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. All 3 along with the pilot were killed instantly and the wreckage stretched nearly 300 yards across a cornfield.
Investigators gathered up the personal effects of all the people aboard. One important thing was missing from the list – Buddy Holly’s dist
A tribute left at the gravesite of Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas (Getty Images)Memorialized in the Don McLean song “American Pie” this is the day the music died in 1959. It’s when rising stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed when their chartered plane headed to Minnesota crashed in bad weather in Iowa. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had ju
Buddy Holly will finally get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month in Los Angeles. The unveiling ceremony on September 7th will come on what would have been Holly's 75th birthday. According to Lubbockonline.com his star will be placed near the stars of Roy Orbison and former Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Star.