Thursday, February 3, 2011


ONE OF THE MOST TRAGIC EVENTS in the History of Rock & Roll happened on that fateful day. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and, J.P. Richardson ("The Big Bopper"), were killed in a plane crash...trying to get from one Concert to the next.

Teenagers and young adults mourned the trio, and radio stations played their songs...knowing that the History of Rock & Roll Radio would never be the same. How many times have you Cruised to "Maybe Baby", "La Bamba", or, "Chantilly Lace"...and never thought about the tragedy involved with each of the singers of those songs ?

Well, number of years ago I acquired an Historic News Bulletin of that event from February 3, 1959, and I've pulled it out of my Archives to share with all of you. I've also added some music from Buddy Holly & Richie Valens so that you could once again hear their voices connected to this Historic Broadcast. It's not very long...but it is very important.

After listening to this special audio, maybe the next time you hear Buddy, Richie, or, J.P. on the radio, you'll remember what happened and understand the importance of the legacy that they left...and how much their music still means to all of us after all these years.

NOTE: My personal thoughts on having been a teenager at the time and experiencing the news myself are also on that Special Page. It's something I'll never forget. Just click-on this link to listen.

Jonnie King

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