The Day The Music Died, February 3, 1959

In their short lives, they changed the world of music but it was the world of music that would be short-changed when three rock ‘n’ roll heroes were killed in a plane crash in the Midwest State of Iowa on the cold winter night of February 3, 1959.  Don McLean would later commemorate the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P.  Richardson, Jr. (The Big Bopper) in his song American Pie, with the well known lyric, “The day the music died”.
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