50 years ago a light aircraft crashed, killing the pilot and three passengers.
17 year old, Ritchie Valens
The Big Bopper (28)
Buddy Holly (22)
Sadly, it seems that the music companies have hit YouTube, and closed down a lot of people hosting the copyrighted music of these three artists. Appropriately on this day, the music has truly died.
Frankly, we are better than these squirming suits at the music companies. I saw the tribute stage show a few years back and immediately went and bought Valens and Big Bopper albums. I already had some Holly tapes/cds. Even 50 years later, their music is so emotive that a 17-year old can cause the music executives to piss their pants in panic of the free distribution of their songs. Home many youngsters can say that?