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Video Roundup: The Day the Music Died

It’s been 57 years since a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa took the lives of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, but their music and influence live on, as strong as ever. Called “The Day the Music Died,” after a lyric from Don McLean’s tribute single “American Pie,”Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: The Day the Music Died – Celebrating Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, & Ritchie Valens

Every week we bring you Friday on My Mind, a collaborative effort with King 5 News which explores musical subjects with focus on three artists or bands. February 3rd is the anniversary of what people refer to as “The Day the Music Died” when Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie lost their lives inRead more…

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