The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper

The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper When Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson passed away on February 3rd, 1959 after a small plane crash, rock and roll lost some of its most notable early pioneers. Singer-songwriter Don McLean called this moment in music history "The Day the Music Died," in his song "American Pie." In this WatchMojo.com video, we learn more about the lives and deaths of early rock icons Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

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