what pop culture idols died in what is known as the day the music died
February 3, 1959 is known as The Day the Music Died. Pop culture idols Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were all killed in a tragic plane crash that day. It is referenced in the song, "American Pie."
The pop culture idols that died on what is known as the 'Day the Music Died' were Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Jiles P. Richardson. The trio died in a plane crash in 1959.