The Day the Music Died: Remembering the Magic of Buddy Holly
On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens died in a plane that crashed ... “The Day the Music Died.” (More on TIME.com: See photos of The Rolling Stones 1969 American Tour here) Despite his young age, Buddy ...
Brothers On Brothers Ritchie Valens' Family Life Is The Focus Of The Film "La Bamba"
Valdez and his brother ... ubiquitous "La Bamba." Valens was 17 years old on the day the music died. In 1959, he won a coin toss for a seat on a chartered plane and lost his life when that plane crashed with himself, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper aboard.
Allen Malicsi is Ritchie Valens in Buddy Holly
The Big Bopper is ... in a snow storm. Valens ‘wins’ a fateful coin toss with one of Holly’s road crew to get the seat on the plane that would take his life. The three took off with a local pilot and the plane struck a fence and crashed in the ...
'Big Bopper' exhumed decades after 1959 plane crash with Richie Valens and Buddy Holly
The son of "the Big Bopper" has hired a forensic anthropologist to try to answer questions about how his father died in the 1959 plane crash that also took the lives of famous rock-and-rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. Jay Richardson, who performs ...
REMEMBERING BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS AND THE BIG BOPPER
On January 23, 1959 a tour bus set off ... Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J P (The Big Bopper) Richardson. Supporting acts were Dion and The Belmonts and a little known Frankie Sardo. Just eleven dates later, in the early hours of February 3, 1959 a light ...