Buddy Holly played at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 1959 , On Feb. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in route to the next stop. The date has now become known as "the day the music died.
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A very sad day. The day the music died! ~ On February rock & 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.