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The Day the Music Died: A Look back 61 years later
From left, American rock and roll legends Ritchie Valens, 17, Buddy Holly, 22, and J.P. ‘Big Bopper’ Richardson, 28, who died in a small-
plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, in 1959.


Rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P.
“The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in
Iowa a few minutes after
takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorhead,
Minnesota. Investigators blamed the crash on bad weather and
pilot error. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a
No. 1 hit with “That’ll Be the Day.”


The Day the Music Died - IFR Magazine

How did Buddy Holly REALLY die and why did his wife say he knew it was going to happen?

Gull Avenue Crash site is located west of intersection of 315th Street
and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA

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