The Day the Music Died
On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, killed three popular 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 1971 tribute song about the crash, "American Pie".
American Pie by Don McLean
Buddy Holly Hits - "That'll Be The Day", and "Peggy Sue".
Ritchie Valens Hits - "Come On, Let's Go", "Donna", and "La Bamba".
The Big Bopper Hit - "Chantilly Lace"
La Bamba by Los Lobos