On Feb 3rd 1959, rock 'n' roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a tragic airplane crash dubbed "The Day the Music Died" in Don Mclean's 1971 classic "American Pie". This was a huge deal. At the time of the crash, the trio were three of the biggest stars in rock (a genre that was still brand new at the time) their deaths impacted the entire country. People still flock to the Iowa site marking the crash, but to save you some airfare you can listen below to some of their most famous tracks.
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Richie Valens - Oh my head
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Never forget who gave us the beauty that is rock 'n' roll and to quote Neil Young "Rock and roll will never die"