55 years since Buddy Holly, JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Jr., and Ritchie Valens Died

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These talented, and young musicians died tragically on this day, 55 years ago on February 3rd, 1959.

Buddy Holly signed a solo career and one with The Crickets. He is known for his songs, “Peggie Sue“, “That’ll Be the Day“, and “Oh Boy!” He was 22-years-old.

JP Richardson Jr., better known as “The Big Bopper”, was known for his song “Chantilly Lace“. He was 29 and was survived by his wife, daughter, and son still in the womb who was born later.

Richies Valens, the youngest on the plane, was best known for his songs “La Bamba“, “Oh Donna“, and “Come On, Let’s Go“. He was only 17-years-old.

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