Buddy Holly

The Day the Music Died

by Susan McKee on January 28, 2019

Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas (Phoro courtesy of City of Lubbock)

February 3, 1959 — sixty years ago — a small plane crashed into a snowy farm field near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane’s pilot died, along with singer/musicians Ritchie Valens, J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and Buddy Holly. The first two have faded from memory, but Buddy Holly, just 22 when he died, has […]

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