Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Boppper died 56 years ago today in a plane crash, following a gig in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s “The History of the Winter Dance Party” documentary features Dion DiMucci’s interesting recollections of that final tour, “The Winter Dance Party”.
Dion gave up his seat on the plane to Ritchie Valens after discovering that the cost of the flight was $36 – a whole month’s rent for his parents.
Enjoy “The History of the Winter Dance Party”:
Tags: Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Buddy Holly anniversary, Dion, Dion DiMucci, History of the Winter Dance Party, Ritchie Valens, Winter Dance Party
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