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Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper died 54 years ago today

Written by admin on February 3, 2013 – 9:55 pm -



The great Buddy Holly died 54 years ago today in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and the pilot.

The plane had been chartered following a gig in Clear Lake, Iowa, and was heading to the next tour stop in Fargo, North Dakota when it crashed minutes after take-off.

The three classic songs below remind us why Buddy Holly was such a great loss to the music industry and why he is still loved by fans all these years later.

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“Oh Boy” – Buddy Holly

“Oh Boy” – Buddy Holly

“True Love Ways” – Buddy Holly

Try our Buddy Holly quiz to test your knowledge of the rock ‘n’ roll legend.


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