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This Day in Aviation History

February 3rd, 1959
The Day the Music Died, dubbed so by a lyric in the Don McLean song “American Pie”, is a reference to the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959. Pilot Roger Peterson was also killed…..

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“HollyMonument” by Dennis Fernkes – Edina, Minnesota, USA
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