February 3, 1959 - Buddy Holly, 22, Ritchie Valens, 17, JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson, 28, and the pilot, Roger Peterson, 21, die after their plane crashes in Clear Lake, Iowa. The event became widely known as “The Day The Music Died” after Don McLean described it as such in his song, American Pie.
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On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with the pilot, Roger Peterson. The event later became known as “The Day the Music Died”, after singer-songwriter Don McLean so referred to it in his song “American Pie”.
At the time, Holly and his band, consisting of Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch, were playing on the “Winter Dance Party” tour across the Midwest. Rising artists Valens and Richardson had joined the tour as well.
The long journeys between venues on board the cold, uncomfortable tour buses adversely affected the performers, with cases of flu and even frostbite. After stopping at Clear Lake to perform, and frustrated by such conditions, Holly fatefully decided to charter a plane to reach their next venue in Moorhead, Minnesota. Richardson, who had flu, swapped places with Jennings, taking the latter’s seat on the plane, while Allsup lost his seat to Valens on a coin toss.
Soon after take-off, late at night and in poor, wintry weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the light aircraft, a Beechcraft Bonanza, which subsequently crashed into a cornfield, leaving no survivors.
These three rare color photographs were taken January 28, 1959 by Timothy D. Kehr at the Prom Ballroom in St. Paul, Minnesota. Six days later a tragic plane crash took the lives of these three Rock ‘n Roll greats at 1:00 a.m. on February 3, 1959.
Summary: Based on this post. Small vignettes of feelings of happiness wrapped in domesticity in the home of two people who love each other very much.
Warnings: A couple swear words.
A/N: I’ve finally accomplished every day of the Write-A-Thon! (No one mention how long it took, I hate myself too) I’m really excited for this because Day 7: #WriteForOak2k17 was my doing and there is always room to appreciate my sunshine boy. By the way, there are a couple songs mentioned in this one. I’ll link them in the text. Enjoy!
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I think this is the only photo of Ritchie Valens and Donna Ludwig together. When I interviewed Del-Fi Records’ Bob Keane in 2000, he told me that while they knew each other at school, it wasn’t the romance dramatized in the 1987 film La Bamba.
In later years, Ludwig did confirm that her father certainly didn’t approve of her dating Ritchie, which the film got right.
What’s fascinating is that after Ritchie’s death, Donna recorded a novelty 45rpm, “Now That You’re Gone/Lost Without You,” which rarely gets a mention when anyone brings up the “dead teenager” song fad, with tunes like “Endless Sleep” and “Tell Laura I Love Her.”
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED (FEBRUARY 3, 1959): Buddy Holly and his grave in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, TX; Ritchie Valens and his grave in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Cal.; The Big Bopper and his grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, TX, and the 21-year-old pilot of the doomed plane, Roger Peterson and his grave in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, IA. Bottom picture: the ever-changing memorial at the actual crash site near Clear Lake, IA.