August 4, 2010
The Day the Music Died
On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa killed three American rock and roll musicians: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. The day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean, in his song "American Pie." Had they not crashed, they would have played at the Aragon Ballroom a few days later as part of their Winter Dance Party tour. What a concert that would have been!
Does anyone out there have images of concert posters or newspaper ads advertising the show at the Aragon? I'd love to find one to post here; the one above is a generic image from the tour.
Labels: Aragon Ballroom