It’s Impossible To Forget The Tragic Iowa Plane Crash That Rewrote Parts Of History

In all of Iowa’s history, perhaps no single event has earned as much news coverage and cultural significance as “The Day The Music Died” – when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson were in a plane that crashed shortly after a performance in Clear Lake, Iowa. Nearly everyone in the country can remember where they were when the heard the news, but it struck home for Iowans. Today, a memorial exists at the site, and the legend of these performers will never be forgotten. Read their story below.

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Watch a performance from Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, below.

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