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Buddy Holly and his wife Maria on their wedding day, 1958.

1958 - Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago on their wedding day. He proposed on their first date and they married two months later. Sadly, he died six months later in an airplane crash at the age of

Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

February day the music died. A plane carrying The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly crashes near Clear Lake, Iowa, taking the lives of the three stars.

The Everly Brothers 'hit' in 1957 and transformed harmony in rock and roll -- I was 'goners' for Phil (on the left here)

Phil & Don: The Everly Brothers - late / early big hits, inc: 'Bye Bye Love' / 'Dream, Dream, Dream' / Wake Up, Little Susie' / 'Cathy's Clown' / &c .

Buddy Holly, (Sep. 7, 1936 – Feb. 3, 1959), was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums, He was one of the first in the genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Buddy Holly died on February 1959 at age He died in a plane crash that also killed Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

The day the music died.  On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson

The day the music died. On February a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

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