The Last Tour Of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, And Richie Valens
"The Day the Music Died refers to a plane crash occurring just after 1:00 a.m. local time on February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa, United States." "The crash killed three American rock and roll musicians: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. The term was popularized by Don McLean in his 1971 song "American Pie"." wikipedia / documentation_license
The Day the Music Died Day commemorates the untimely death of these music idols.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We expected to find a music organization that claimed this holiday but we found websites that memorializing the premature deaths of these music idols from the fifties.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk in great detail about the plane crash and the career history of these singers.
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Other January Holidays around the world
The day the music died day is a holiday celebrated on February 3 each and every year!
Video: Imus plays "American Pie" by Don McLean to commemorate the anniversary of the death of J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, Buddy Holly and Richie Valens. Enjoy the music along with some video from Buddy Holly's short career. Imus ends the clip with some interesting info on what happened and how.