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the day the music died

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their last concert at Clear Lake Surf Ballroom, Iowa, on 2nd February 1959.

At 00.55 early the next morning they took off from Mason City, Iowa, and their plane crashed in a snow-storm several minutes later. The day the music died.

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the day the music died
 
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Remember 3rd February 1959 [ Remember 3 2 59 ]
 
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the King is dead

elvis presley
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Remember 16th August 1977 [Remember 16 8 77]
 
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A young rocker who was Somethin' Else dies in England

Eddie Cochran On Saturday, April 16, 1960 having performed at Bristol's Hippodrome theatre at about 11.50 p.m., while on tour in the United Kingdom, 21-year-old Cochran died as a result of a traffic accident in a taxi traveling through Chippenham, Wiltshire, on route to London Heathrow airport. The speeding taxi crashed into a lamp post on Rowden Hill. He died in St. Martin's Hospital, Bath 4:10 p.m. the following day of severe head injuries.
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Brian Jones, founder member of Rolling Stones, drowns in swimming pool

brian jones Brian Jones died, less than a month after leaving the Rolling Stones
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Remember 3rd July 1969 [remember 3 7 69]
 
7 9 78

Keith Moon drummer with The Who dies

keith moon Keith Moon dies from a drug overdose
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Remember 7th September 1978 [remember 7 9 78]
 
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Jimi Hendrix dies in London

jimi hendrix Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
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Remember 18th September 1970 [remember 18 9 70]
 
 
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Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies

John Bonham sigil John Bonham died aged 32 on the 25th September 1980 in Windsor, England, as Led Zeppelin prepare for their up-coming American tour.

On the previous day Bonham had attended rehearsals at Bray Studios for the tour which was the band's first US tour since 1977. On the journey to the rehersals, Bonham stopped for breakfast, where he drank four quadruple vodkas and then continued to drink heavily at the rehearsals.

The band rehearsed until late in the evening and then retired to Jimmy Page's house in Windsor. After midnight Bonham fell asleep and he was put to bed. Led Zeppelin's tour manager and John Paul Jones found him dead the next afternoon.

He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. The readers of Rolling Stone magazine named Bonham as the "best drummer of all time" in 2011.
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John Lennon shot dead in New York

John Lennon Lennon had disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
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Remember 8th December 1980 [remember 8 12 80]
 
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