The Day The Music Died
On this day in history Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Richie Valens all died in a plane crash close to Clear Lake, Iowa.
They had just played Clear Lake as part of their Winter Dance Party Tour and were flying on to Minnesota for the next date. The date at the Surf Ballroom had not originally been a part of the schedule.
This week's Music is the Doctor we celebrate the music of Buddy Holly. The playlist features music from Buddy Holly and the Crickets alongside a number of cover versions by artists as wide ranging as The Head Cat, Dion, Nick Lowe, The Black Keys, Kevin Montgomery, Graham Nash, Blondie, MxPx, Stevie Nicks, The Lemonheads, Imelda May, Patti Smith, The Guana Batz, and Go Cat Go and crowned off with Don McLean's fitting tribute 'American Pie'.