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Surf Ballroom commemorates 'The Day the Music Died'


Last updated 9/8/2022 at 1:02pm

Joe Naiman


Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1959 is known as “The Day the Music Died” because of the three musicians who were killed in the plane crash along with the pilot that day.

The Winter Dance Party concert tour which included Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, who was also known as the Big Bopper, played at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Feb...

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