Monday, September 8, 2014

The DayThe Music Died February 3, 1959 Outside Clear Lake And Mason City Iowa

This morning I talked with a man who told me that he had flown with his father in this same plane with the same pilot on the morning of the day of the crash. February 3, 1959. He had paid 6 dollars to the same flying service to take his father for his father's first airplane ride. Later that night there was a bad snowstorm and the pilot who had failed his tests for flying on instruments and was only 21 years old crashed the plane and Richie Valens and the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly all died.
Just a footnote to Rock and Roll history.
Also as the story goes a 16 year old Robert Zimmerman who later became Bob Dylan had seen this Rock and Roll show on Jan. 31st in Duluth Minnesota.

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