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.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Watch a performance from Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, below.