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Q. Identify the memorial site and how did the day the tragedy struck became famous? (Hint: Pic)

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Ans.: “The Day the Music Died” – Monument at the crash site, 16 September 2003.
On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa 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 day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean, in his song “American Pie”

See more here-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died.

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8 thoughts on “Marquee Collection#45”

  1. This is the place where the plane carrying buddy holly crashed the day is remembered as the day when music died made famous by Don Mcleans song american pie

  2. “The Day the Music Died” – Monument at the crash site, 16 September 2003.
    On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa 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.[1] The day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean, in his song “American Pie”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died

  3. Fan monument in a private cornfield at the site of the Buddy Holly airplane crash, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

  4. the day that the music died….the crash site of the rock n roll musicians buddy holly and ritchie valens…

  5. This is the site where the airplane carrying Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and JP Richardson crashed, killing everyone on the board including the pilot. Years later Don Mclean paid tribute in his song – American Pie with the words “The day music died” signifying this unfortunate event.

    Guess, there is a movie made too with the same name.

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