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LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08: The headstone of Buddy Holly at the City of Lubbock Cemetery on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. Februray 3, 2009 will be the 50th anniversary of what is referred to as "The Day The Music Died" when musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa.

February 3, 1959 will always be one of the saddest days in music, and 59 years after a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, we still ask the question that haunts all the musicians that left us too soon:  “What if?”

We’ll never know what future these musicians had in store, but we can find solace in the great songs they left behind.  In their honor, we suggest you turn up the playlist below.



“The Day The Music Died” – Track Listing

“Peggy Sue”
“La Bamba”
“Chantilly Lace”
“That’ll Be The Day”
“That’s What I’m Talking About”
“Rave On”
“Come On, Let’s Go”
“White Lightnin’” (written by Big Bopper, performed by George Jones)

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.