The telephone at the Surf Ballroom where Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens made their last calls.     (Holly called his wife, Maria Elena, and Valens spoke to his brother, Robert Morales.)

The telephone at the Surf Ballroom where Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens made their last calls. (Holly called his wife, Maria Elena, and Valens spoke to his brother, Robert Morales.)

The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens die in plane crash on the way to a concert in Iowa.  Commemorated in song "American Pie"

The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens die in plane crash on the way to a concert in Iowa. Commemorated in song "American Pie"

The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and…

The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly

The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and…

B4 his death Buddy Holly & his wife, Maria were disturbed by violent & prophetic dreams. Maria dreamt of a fireball descending to earth in the middle of a field. (read the full story here)

B4 his death Buddy Holly & his wife, Maria were disturbed by violent & prophetic dreams. Maria dreamt of a fireball descending to earth in the middle of a field. (read the full story here)

This Day In Rock History: February 3rd On February 3rd, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, all died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. It would later be dubbed, "The Day The Music Died," by Don McLean in the song, "American Pie". "The Winter Dance Party," tour was set to cover 24 cities in the Midwest but poor planning did not think about the distances between gigs. Frustrated with this lack of logistical foresight, Buddy Holly decided to take a…

This Day In Rock History: February 3rd On February 3rd, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, all died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. It would later be dubbed, "The Day The Music Died," by Don McLean in the song, "American Pie". "The Winter Dance Party," tour was set to cover 24 cities in the Midwest but poor planning did not think about the distances between gigs. Frustrated with this lack of logistical foresight, Buddy Holly decided to take a…

Billboard - We're Getting a Buddy Holly Hologram -- What Does His Wife Think?

Billboard - We're Getting a Buddy Holly Hologram -- What Does His Wife Think?

Buddy Holly, 22 (1936-1959): Unlike some other stars who died young, Buddy Holly was quite looking forward to staying alive for a long time. He had already scored a bunch of hit records, he had big plans for his musical future and his wife Maria Elena was expecting their first child.  Holly died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

Buddy Holly, 22 (1936-1959): Unlike some other stars who died young, Buddy Holly was quite looking forward to staying alive for a long time. He had already scored a bunch of hit records, he had big plans for his musical future and his wife Maria Elena was expecting their first child. Holly died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

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