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This Day in Music History – February 3, 1959

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On February 3rd 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a tragic plan crash. Rock & Roll, which was still in it’s infancy, lost three of it’s most promising performers.

Don McLean alludes to the tragedy in his classic song American Pie – it was “the day the music died.”

Author: jjreference

Susan Mullin is the Adult Reference Librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library.

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