Remembering The Day The Music Died – February 3, 1959

The Memorial for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper

“Not a word was spoken – The church bells all were broken And, the three men I admire most: the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast the day the music died…”
On February 3, 1959, in Clear Lake, Iowa, a small plane crashed in a cornfield and took the lives of the Father, Son, and the holy ghost of Rock and Roll music. Remember today by playing Buddy Holley, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.  Know the story of ‘American Pie’ before listening to the song.
“Do you believe in Rock and Roll? Can music save your mortal soul?” – Don McLean

About Ian Klink

As a filmmaker, writer, and artist, Ian Klink’s work includes the feature film Anybody’s Blues, his thesis film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands, the novel Lucky for Newfangle Press, and he has written short stories for Weren't Another Way to Be: Outlaw Fiction Inspired by Waylon Jennings, The Creeps, Vampiress Carmilla, The Siren’s Call, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights audio cast. Klink shares his talents as a teacher of multimedia studies in Pennsylvania.

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