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Sunrise on “The day the music died” in C’ville.

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On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll Musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as “The Day the Music Died“, after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song “American Pie“.The Day the Music Died.”

Crash site of the Bonanza.
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