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 ...
This Day in History: Plane crash takes the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in 1959
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson ... onto the plane. Snow blew across the runway but the sky was clear. Peterson received clearance from the control tower, taxied down the runway and took off. He was never told ...
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 ...
Buddy Holly would have turned 75 on Sept. 7; 'Peggy Sue' singer perished in 1959 plane crash
The music may have died, but Buddy Holly's legacy lives on. The promising singer, who perished in a plane crash in 1959 along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richarson ... killed when the small aircraft crashed immediately after takeoff ...
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.