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The Day the Music Died Memorial
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Erected in 1988, the memorial is on the crash site where music artists Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson lost their lives. After a show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the entertainers boarded a small plane which crashed due to bad weather around 1:05 am on February 3, 1959. The a stainless steel monument depicting a steel guitar and a set of three records, bearing the names of each of the three performers. It is located on private farmland, about one quarter of a mile west of the intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue, north of Clear Lake. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Buddy Holly Crash Site *
Clear Lake
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: May 15, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5426
The Day the Music Died Memorial
Added by: Sharon R. Becker
 
The Day the Music Died Memorial
Added by: Sharon R. Becker
 
The Day the Music Died Memorial
Added by: Sharon R. Becker
 
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To 3 great artists. May you rest in peace with the Angels in Heaven. Rock on...
- Rbn bnbn
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
Three hugely talented men. Rock's first Golden Age ended on 2/3/59; God only knows what the music would sound like if you hadn't been on that plane. Memory Eternal to Buddy, Richie, and J.P. -- you will be remembered as long as rock n' roll is still playe...(Read more)
- Mikal
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 24, 2014
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