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National Day the Music Died Day

February 3, 2023 All day

February 3rd is National Day the Music Died Day.

The death of Buddy Holly was a tragedy that had a significant impact on the music industry and his fans. Holly, who was born in 1936, was a talented musician and songwriter, who rose to fame in the late 1950s with hits such as “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue.”

On February 3, 1959, Holly and two other musicians, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The tragedy, which became known as “The Day The Music Died,” marked the end of a promising career for Holly, who was only 22 years old at the time.

The death of Holly and the other musicians shocked the world and was a significant moment in the history of rock and roll. Holly’s music continues to be celebrated and his legacy lives on as a pioneer of the genre.