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“The day the music died” represents the first impactful loss to the world of rock and roll music. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) all tragically lost their lives in a plane crash on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. 561 more words
Today is the 67th birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, much better known as Stevie Wonder. A major figure in soul, R&B and funk, he is one of the most successful musicians of our time; only three living musicians (Quincy Jones, Alison Krauss, and John Williams) have won more Grammys. 1,289 more words
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake is getting things back in order following the Winter Dance Party.
The annual event honors the lives of rock n roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” who played their last concert at the surf before losing their lives in a plane crash in 1959. 98 more words