Buddy Holly.....the ill-fated "winter dance party" tour. Buddy Holly played at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 2, 1959. The day after the date on this poster, on Feb. 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in route to the next stop. The date has now become known as "the day the music died."
Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.
The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly