The Day the Music Died
Fifty-five years ago today, a small plane crash in an icy Iowa field became one of the defining moments of rock 'n' roll history. Riding in that plane were rockers Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens, and their deaths resonated across the musical landscape for years to come. "The Day the Music Died" robbed us of three great talents and left us wondering what might have been, had they lived. Today, we can look back through generations of rock musicians and see how strongly they were influenced by Holly and his cohorts.
As we observe the anniversary of this great loss, we're reading about Holly, Richardson and Valens as well as looking back into the past with videos of some of their live performances.