The day the music died. Watch Home Free and Don McLean sing 'American Pie' on 'The Day The Music Died'

The day the music died: the last tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens pbk And I blame myself because I know that, if only I had gone along, Buddy never would have gotten into that airplane
It was mid-winter, and the performers traveled in old, retired school buses that had a tendency to break down during the drive from one gig to the next — which were usually hundreds of miles apart The event eventually became known as 'The Day the Music Died', after Don McLean's classic 1971 song 'American Pie'

The artists themselves were responsible for loading and unloading equipment at each stop, as no assisted them.

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The Tragic Explanation Of The Day The Music Died
Passengers 3 Crew 1 Fatalities 4 Survivors 0 Location in the United States On February 3, 1959, American musicians , , and were killed in a plane crash near , , together with pilot Roger Peterson
The Tragic Explanation Of The Day The Music Died
Roger Peterson, the pilot, had promised to file a flight plan from the air but never made contact
What Happened On The Day The Music Died?
While they were setting up for the Clear Lake show, Holly chartered a plane from Dwyer Flying Service
Buddy Holly and his band, consisting of Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch, were playing their Winter Dance Party tour across the States Years later, Jennings told the that the incident had haunted him for the rest of his life — and not just because of the swap

Soon after takeoff, in poor and wintry weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the light aircraft, which crashed into a cornfield.

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What Happened On The Day The Music Died?
I was two weeks pregnant, and I wanted Buddy to stay with me, but he had scheduled that tour
Watch Home Free and Don McLean sing 'American Pie' on 'The Day The Music Died'
The driver said, "The bus is frozen
The Day the Music Died
It was like they threw darts at a map