Remembering Buddy Holly ~ Ritchie Valens ~ The Big Bopper

February 3, 2018

February 3rd, 1959 was a sad day for many round the world 

when we lost Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper 

Buddy Holly and his band

consisting of Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch 

joined by

Ritchie Valens

J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson

Dion

played the "Winter Dance Party" tour

across the United States Midwest

 

A plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens,

and The Big Bopper took off a little after 1 AM

from Clear Lake, Iowa 

when a cold North-East wind gave way to a blinding snow storm which drastically reduced visibility

Encased in a sea of snow with only white below 

pilot Roger Peterson seemed to become disoriented

and flew the plane into the ground

One wing hit the frozen earth

and the small plane tumbled over and over

killing the three musicians and the plane's young pilot

Today Wild Sound Studios honors their memory

Buddy Holly

Ritchie Valens

The Big Bopper

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