Well I am not old enough to remember this happening, I do appreciate the guys and what they did for music. I also agree it is the day "music died". Music as far as rock goes is no where near they times then, now it is all about being loud and having little talent.
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the big bopper where killed in a plane crash 554 years ago today. The Big Bopper. The Big Bopper was a former DJ on a radio station and known for his story telling type of songs. Well not the greatest of singers the Bopper was a great story teller and very energetic.
Buddy Holly one of the greatest of his time. To many hits to mention and great all around guy from my understanding.
Ritchie Valens was a young kid just getting started from California. He hated planes and never wanted to fly. The first time he does it crashes killing all four on board the plane. Ritchie in many people eyes possible the next Elvis. He never got that opportunity.
55 years ago today we lost three of the worlds best signers.