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

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.