Music - A few minutes after midnight on the 3 February 1959 it died in the plane that crashed in a field near Clear Lake, Iowa.
For many the phrase 'the day the music died' is irrevocably linked to Don McLeans 'American Pie'.
In memory of those great artists -
Buddy Holly - Love is strange - not the generally released version as it has no backing from the Crickets
J P Richardson - The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace - he was also a great songwriter; White Lightning and Running Bear were just two
Ritchie Valens - C'mon lets go - just a little different from the usual songs from him.
'Donna' and 'Peggy Sue' were songs by Ritchie and Buddy respectively which were about real women who are still alive today!
Hear these great songs right here