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30th January
written by Matt The Cat
The Day The Music Died
February 3rd, 1959

The 50s on 5 commemorates the 49th anniversary of one of saddest events in rock n’ roll history; the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper. It was a stormy night near Clear Lake, IA when a small charted plane took off carrying the 3 stars, who had just performed as part of the Winter Dance Party tour. The plane crashed and for many this marked the end of the golden age of rock n’ roll. This Sunday, February 3rd, the 50s will honor Buddy, Ritchie and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) with hourly tributes to the three. Sunday, all day, on the 50s on 5.

And don’t my special tribute on the Night Prowl Show, this Friday, Feb. 1st from 7-11pm ET.

Matt The Cat

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