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The Day the Music Died

On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with the pilot, Roger Peterson. [1]

68 relations: American Pie (song), Appleton, Wisconsin, Attitude indicator, Beechcraft Bonanza, Blunt trauma, Bobby Keys, Bobby Vee, Buddy Holly, Carl Bunch, Ceiling (cloud), Central Time Zone, Chris Montez, Chuck Leavell, Civil Aeronautics Board, Clear Lake, Iowa, Coroner, Delbert McClinton, Dion and the Belmonts, Dion DiMucci, Don McLean, Eddie Cochran, FAA Practical Test, Fargo, North Dakota, Flight dynamics (fixed-wing aircraft), Frankie Sardo, Graham Nash, Gramophone record, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Gyroscope, Hector International Airport, Instrument flight rules, Instrument meteorological conditions, Instrument rating, Ironwood, Michigan, James Hutchinson (musician), Joe Ely, Kenny Aronoff, KRIB, La Bamba (film), Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, María Elena Holly, Mason City Municipal Airport, Mason City, Iowa, Metres above sea level, Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Miscarriage, Moorhead, Minnesota, National Transportation Safety Board, ..., Peter and Gordon, Psychological trauma, Ritchie Valens, Riverside Ballroom, Roger Peterson (pilot), Rudder, Spatial disorientation, The Big Bopper, The Buddy Holly Story, The Crickets, The Des Moines Register, Three Stars (song), Tommy Allsup, Visual flight rules, Wanda Jackson, Waylon Jennings, William M. Bass, Wisconsin. Expand index (18 more) »

American Pie (song)

"American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean.

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Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton is a city in Outagamie (mostly), Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

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Attitude indicator

An attitude indicator (AI), also known as gyro horizon or artificial horizon or attitude director indicator (ADI, when part of an Electronic flight instrument system), is an instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the orientation of the aircraft relative to Earth's horizon.

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Beechcraft Bonanza

The Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas.

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Blunt trauma

Blunt trauma, blunt injury, non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma refers to physical trauma to a body part, either by impact, injury or physical attack.

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Bobby Keys

Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014) was an American saxophonist who performed with other musicians as a member of several horn sections of the 1970s.

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Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee (born Robert Thomas Velline; April 30, 1943) is an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s.

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Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

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Carl Bunch

Carl Bunch (November 24, 1939 – March 26, 2011) was an American musician.

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Ceiling (cloud)

In aviation, ceiling is a measurement of the cloud base height relative to the ground.

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Central Time Zone

The Central Time Zone (CT) is a time zone in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Chris Montez

Chris Montez (born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17, 1943) is an American singer.

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Chuck Leavell

Charles Alfred "Chuck" Leavell (born April 28, 1952) is an American musician, who was a member of the Allman Brothers Band during the height of their 1970s popularity, a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level, a frequently employed session musician, and long-time touring member of the Rolling Stones.

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Civil Aeronautics Board

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) was an agency of the Federal government of the United States that regulated aviation services, including scheduled passenger airline service, and provided air accident investigation.

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Clear Lake, Iowa

For the Lake of Clear Lake, see Clear Lake. Clear Lake is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States.

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Coroner

A coroner is a government official who confirms and certifies the death of an individual within a jurisdiction.

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Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.

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Dion and the Belmonts

Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s.

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Dion DiMucci

Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues.

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Don McLean

Donald "Don" McLean III (born October2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent".

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Eddie Cochran

Edward Raymond 'Eddie' Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician.

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FAA Practical Test

A practical test, more commonly known as a checkride, is the Federal Aviation Administration examination which one must undergo in the United States to receive an aircraft pilot's certification, or an endorsement for additional flight privileges.

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Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population.

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Flight dynamics (fixed-wing aircraft)

Flight dynamics is the science of air vehicle orientation and control in three dimensions.

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Frankie Sardo

Frank Sardo Avianca (September 16, 1936 – February 26, 2014), who performed as Frankie Sardo, was an American rock and roll singer, actor and film producer.

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Graham Nash

Graham William Nash, OBE (born 2 February 1942) is a British singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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Gramophone record

A gramophone record (phonograph record in American English) or vinyl record, commonly known as a "record", is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the State of Wisconsin, located at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River.

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Gyroscope

A gyroscope (from Greek γῦρος gûros, "circle" and σκοπέω skopéō, "to look") is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation is free to assume any orientation.

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Hector International Airport

Hector International Airport is a civil-military public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States.

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Instrument flight rules

Instrument flight rules (IFR) is one of two sets of regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations; the other is visual flight rules (VFR).

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Instrument meteorological conditions

Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) is an aviation flight category that describes weather conditions that require pilots to fly primarily by reference to instruments, and therefore under instrument flight rules (IFR), rather than by outside visual references under visual flight rules (VFR).

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Instrument rating

Instrument rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).

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Ironwood, Michigan

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about south of Lake Superior.

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James Hutchinson (musician)

James "Hutch" Hutchinson (born January 24, 1953) is an American bassist best known for his work with Bonnie Raitt.

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Joe Ely

Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, Texas, United States) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.

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Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953 in Albany, New York) is an American drummer who has been the sideman for many bands both live and in the studio.

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KRIB

KRIB (1490 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Mason City, Iowa.

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La Bamba (film)

La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows the life and career of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens.

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Los Lobos

Los Lobos (Spanish for "The Wolves") are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American rock band from East Los Angeles, California.

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Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys is an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas.

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María Elena Holly

María Elena Holly (born December 20, 1932) is the widow of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly.

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Mason City Municipal Airport

Mason City Municipal Airport is a city owned, public use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Mason City, in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States.

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Mason City, Iowa

Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States.

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Metres above sea level

Metres above mean sea level (MAMSL), or simply metres above sea level (MASL or m.a.s.l.), is a standard metric measurement in metres of the elevation of a location in reference to historic mean sea level; the determination of what actually constitutes mean sea level over time however, may be determined by other parameters, such as the effects of climate history and climate change, and may have differed in the past, as well as in the future, from that established by historic, modern, documented elevations.

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Midwestern United States

The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin, the 31st most populous city in the United States, and anchors the 39th most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States.

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Miscarriage

Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.

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Moorhead, Minnesota

Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota.

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National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation.

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Peter and Gordon

Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, comprising Peter Asher (b. 1944) and Gordon Waller (1945–2009), who achieved international fame in 1964 with their first single, the million-selling transatlantic No.1 smash "A World Without Love." The duo had several subsequent hits in the so-called British Invasion-era.

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Psychological trauma

Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event.

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Ritchie Valens

Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist.

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Riverside Ballroom

The Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a ballroom that hosts weddings and small concerts.

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Roger Peterson (pilot)

Roger Arthur Peterson (May 24, 1937 – February 3, 1959) was the 21-year-old pilot of the aircraft whose crash took the lives of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson as well as himself.

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Rudder

A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).

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Spatial disorientation

Spatial disorientation, spatial unawareness is the inability of a person to correctly determine his/her body position in space.

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The Big Bopper

Jiles Perry "J.

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The Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly.

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The Crickets

The Crickets are an American rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s.

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The Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register is the daily morning newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa.

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Three Stars (song)

"Three Stars" is a song written by Tommy Dee in 1959, as a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), who died in a plane crash earlier that year.

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Tommy Allsup

Tommy Allsup (born November 24, 1931 in Owasso, Oklahoma) is an American musician.

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Visual flight rules

Visual flight rules (VFR) are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

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Wanda Jackson

Wanda Lavonne Jackson (born October 20, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist.

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Waylon Jennings

Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.

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William M. Bass

William Marvin Bass III (born August 30, 1928) is an American forensic anthropologist, best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died

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