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The Day the Music Died Day

Sunday, February 03, 2013

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When : Always February 3rd

The Day the Music Died Day commemorates the untimely death of singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. These three Rock singers died in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959. at the height of their popularity.

Every generation has their music idols. These three were among the top of the 1950's generation. Those who grew up in the fifties mourned the premature deaths of their music idols. Memorials and remembrances occurred for years. Today, there are many websites memorializing their deaths, and detailing the events before and after the tragedy.

This Day in History February 3
The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America. (1690)
Spain recognizes United States independence. (1783)
The Illinois Territory is created. (1809)
The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race. (1870)
A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson in an incident that becomes known as The Day the Music Died. (1959)

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RSSSLHB 2/4/2013 8:40AM

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PATRICIAAK 2/4/2013 12:44AM

    The music lives on in the hearts of those who care

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LITTLEWIND53 2/4/2013 12:17AM

    So many great died in plane crashes, (Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves are 2 more.)

But as long as 1 fan remains, thier music will live on.....

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PAPASMURF1957 2/4/2013 12:02AM

    Thanks for the today's history lesson!!! emoticon

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PMAY0313 2/3/2013 4:59PM


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MARTYLYNN1 2/3/2013 2:55PM

    I was 8 years old when the crash happened. I can vaguely remember it but that might be because I had an older brother who was a big Buddy Holly fan.

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HANSBRINK 2/3/2013 12:36PM

  Too young to remember the Day the Music Died. My memory is based on the movie about Richie Valens. Followed up by the Don McClean song American Pie.

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2BDYNAMIC 2/3/2013 11:19AM

    I was in 7th grade and CRIED when I heard the news! I loved them all .......... and still have Buddy Holly CD's listen to .............. And they were right ....... naming it: The day music died .............. What legends! .................. emoticon

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NANNABLACK 2/3/2013 9:50AM


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DIANE7786 2/3/2013 9:34AM

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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