The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in a February 3, 1959, plane crash in Clear Lake, …
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“The Day the Music Died”: 50 years later

The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in a February 3, 1959, plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, marked the end of an era. The event was even immortalized in the 1971 song “American Pie."

 

Do you remember this era of rock? Are you a fan of Holly, Valens or “The Big Bopper” or attend one of their concerts? What does their music and their tragic death mean to you?

 

Share your memories, photos and video of “the Day the Music Died” on iReport.com, as well as any photos you might have from the 1950s. Your story could appear on CNN.

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