On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Though all of these men died young, their legacies remain a lingering presence in the history of music, partially Rock and Roll.
Book Title: The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963
Book Author: Ed Ward
ISBN Number: 125007116X
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