THE MOST TRAGIC DAY IN THE EARLY YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL HISTORY WAS FEBRUARY 3, 1959...
DON McLEAN in his instant-classic hit "American Pie" (Released in the Fall of 1971) termed it "The Day The Music Died", and since then that's the way it's been known.
I've had this rare, historic, News Bulletin about the crash on that day, February 3, 1959, in my Archives for a long time, but I don't know where it was originally broadcast or who the announcer is. When I decided to add it to the WebSite, I added a little bit of music from Buddy Holly, and Richie Valens, PLUS, the voice of The Big Bopper with his legendary Intro to start things off...to give it a little more balance and give you a chance to hear their voices again.
This special, rare audio that you'll hear is not very long...but it is very important. And, maybe next time when you hear Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, or, The Big Bopper, on your radio while you're out Crusin' you'll think about the musical legacy they left us, and remember that they left us way too soon.
Simply click-on, listen to the audio, read the History, read my personal memories of this tragic occurence, and, remember those 3 Legendary singers whose music will live on forever.
Jonnie King www.jonnieking.net