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.
Winter Dance Party 1959 poster advertising performances by Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens who all died in a plane crash on February 1959 during the tour. It's now referred to as "The Day the Music Died.