The Day The Music Died, and Lived

NOTE: This originally started as a personal Facebook post, which I then added to and published in a blog for a radio station I used to work for. Here’s the original blog.

On February 3rd, 1959, a plane crash claimed the lives of 3 of the biggest rock stars of the era, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. We came close to also losing Dion and Waylon Jennings. It’s a day that has become known as “The Day The Music Died.” But while it is a tragic day in world of music, I choose not to view it as when the music died… rather when the music lived.

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