J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson Jr. was 28 years old when he died in the Iowa plane crash near Clear Lake on Feb. 3, 1959 after a performance at the Surf Ballroom. Hij kreeg een Beechcraft Bonanza met vliegtuigregistratienummer N3794N toegewezen, die echter maar plek bood aan drie passagiers. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. Des Moines Tribune front page Feb 3, 1959. Dit leidde tot de conclusie dat Peterson waarschijnlijk gedesorienteerd is geraakt tijdens de vlucht in slechte zichtomstandigheden, en dat dit de aanleiding is geweest tot het ongeval. Don McLean coined it “The Day the Music Died” in his 1971 opus “American Pie.”. Dwyer watched from below as the plane lifted into the dark, wintry night. Jennings spun records on local station KLLL and Holly would visit during his shifts. The site in Clear Lake, Iowa, and the Surf Ballroom where the trio performed, remain famous as the 60th anniversary of the crash approaches Feb. 3. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. [8] De gyroscoop van de Bonanza gaf de stand van het vliegtuig weer op een manier die tegenovergesteld was aan die van de kunstmatige horizon waar Peterson mee had leren werken. In 1958, the “Peggy Sue” star would produce Jennings’ first record, a cut of Cajun standard “Jole Blon.”, The friendship led to Jennings picking up a bass for the "Winter Dance," a tour he told Rolling Stone in 1973 that Holly did only “because he was broke. Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Februray 3, 2009 will be the 50th anniversary of what is referred to as "The Day The Music Died" when musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. "Why would he die and not me? Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson. Holly charterde het vliegtuig bij Roger Peterson, een lokale piloot van de Dwyer Flying Service in Mason City. You will need to register before adding a comment. Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly and Richie Valens were completely ejected from the plane … Three Rock and Roll stars die in Iowa air crash. Three Rock and Roll stars die in Iowa air crash. Memorabilia from Buddy Holly and the 1959 Winter Dance Party, including a telegram from Elivis, hang in the Surf Ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Clear Lake. Zo ging de verwarming kapot vlak voor de tour begon, waardoor Holly’s drummer, Carl Bunch, een ernstig geval van bevriezing opliep.[4]. Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on the plane that crashed and killed Buddy Holly, a decision that haunted the country legend for years. Metal memorial in place at the site of the Feb. 3, 1959, plane crash north of Clear Lake. Sorry, 'American Pie,' but the music didn't die in Iowa. Three Rock and Roll stars die in Iowa air crash. “Hell, I had as much star quality as an old shoe. Des Moines Tribune front page Feb 3, 1959 -- plane crash Clear Lake , Iowa, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson. 60th anniversary party for the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake Friday night featuring John Mueller's Winter Dance Party show, a Buddy Holly tribute. Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on the plane that crashed and killed Buddy Holly, a decision that haunted the country legend for years. The day the music died (te vertalen als “de dag waarop de muziek stierf”) is een naam die wordt gebruikt om te verwijzen naar een vliegtuigongeluk dat op 3 februari 1959 plaatsvond nabij Clear Lake in de Verenigde Staten. 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash Three young rock 'n' roll stars have been killed in a plane crash in the United States. Approximately half the brain tissue was absent. Een probleem hierbij was dat de vele reizen die de groep moest maken slecht waren geregeld. The Day the Music Died: The plane crash which killed Buddy Holly. Dit tweede monument werd onthuld op 17 juli 2003. Omdat tijdens de tour de groep op 2 februari nog een dag vrij had, besloten de promotors deze dag op te vullen met een extra concert in de Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Kort na 1 uur ’s nachts lokale tijd, op 3 februari, vertrok het vliegtuig vanaf Mason City Municipal Airport. The telephone, in a booth in the lobby of the Surf Ballroom, although disconnected, remains. Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper - 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time. More: Sorry, 'American Pie,' but the music didn't die in Iowa. The skull was split medially in the forehead and this extended into the vertex region. Compounding that was the guilty feeling that I was still alive. Black eyeglasses mark the trek to the site of a 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and the pilot. All rights reserved. At approximately 12:55 a.m., they took off from runway 17 (now runway 18). Hij vloog hierbij precies dezelfde route die Peterson de nacht ervoor zou hebben gevlogen. Onderzoekers concludeerden dat het vliegtuig moest zijn neergestort vanwege de slechte weersomstandigheden en fouten van de piloot. The tragedy took the lives of three great musicians too soon. Rond 3.30 uur, toen ook Hector Airport in Fargo geen contact kon krijgen met het vliegtuig, werd het toestel als vermist opgegeven. Buddy Holly performs at the Surf Ballroom on Feb. 2, 1959. Rond 1.05 uur zag de eigenaar van Dwyer Flying Service de lichten van het vliegtuig richting de grond gaan. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. William M. Bass leidde het onderzoek, en bevestigde het rapport van de patholoog-anatoom Ralph Smiley die de lichamen in 1959 had onderzocht. Street in Clear Lake near the Surf Ballroom has been renamed Buddy Holly Place. A few extra hours of sleep waited at the destination, Moorhead, Minnesota. The tour had been stranded on more than one occasion that winter and, before takeoff, Holly jestingly told Jennings he hoped the bus broke down. Former Mason City Globe Gazette photographer Elwin Musser holding photo he took Feb. 3, 1959 at the spot of the plane crash north of Clear Lake. Ritchie Valens, die nog nooit in een klein vliegtuig had gevlogen, tosste met Allsup om de derde stoel, en won. "the Big Bopper" Richardson taken by spectators in the audience during the Winter Dance Party in 1959 hang in the lobby of the Surf ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Clear Lake. Maria Elena (Elisabeth A. Ballstadt) and Buddy Holly (Billy McGuigan) on their honeymoon in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. A young Waylon Jennings, playing bass in Holly’s backing band for the “Winter Dance Party” tour that brutally zigzagged through upper Midwest cities, offered his seat on the plane to a sick Richardson. A memorial to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson sits in the field on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Clear Lake where their plane crashed on February 3, 1959 after their concert at the Surf Ballroom during the Winter Dance Party tour. The stage at the Surf Balllroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, shown in 1992, hadn't changed much since the February 1959 night Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson Jr. played there. It took a long time to figure that out, and it brought about some big changes in my life — the way I thought about things.". Omdat Richardson tijdens de tour ziek was geworden en zich niet in staat achtte nog langer in de tourbus te reizen, stond Jennings zijn plek in het vliegtuig aan hem af. Des Moines Tribune front page Feb 3, 1959 -- plane crash Clear Lake , Iowa, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson. And the events that unfolded Feb. 3, 1959, at the airport in neighboring Mason City, Iowa, haunted one of Holly’s bandmates — a forefather to country music’s original outlaw movement — for years to come. Former Mason City Globe Gazette photographer Elwin Musser holding photo he took Feb. 3, 1959 at the spot of the plane crash north of Clear Lake that claimed the lives of rock 'n' roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson. Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3 1959, while on he was tour. A poster showing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson hangs on a wall in the Surf Ballrom, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Laurie Lietz, executive director of the Surf Ballroom & Museum, left, unveils a plaque dedicating the Surf as an historic rock ÕnÕ roll landmark by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Clear Lake. Please be polite. Rond 9.15 uur in de ochtend vertrok Dwyer in een ander vliegtuig richting Moorhead. Officials survey the wreckage on Feb. 3, 1959, of a plane that was carrying musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson. The Crash. The musicians, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, chartered a plane with hopes of cutting travel time between frigid Midwestern tour stops. A plaque from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hangs surrounded by photos of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens andJ.P. Hij liet tevens een soortgelijk monument plaatsen buiten de Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, waar Holly, the Big Bopper en Valens op 1 februari 1959 optraden. An archive photo of late singer Buddy Holly. Het monument stelt een gitaar en een paar grammofoonplaten voor, met daarop de namen van de drie artiesten. What you need to know about Buddy Holly and ‘The Day The Music Died’, What Dr. Bill Bass found in bones of the Big Bopper. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3 1959, while on he was tour. Wayne Christgau oversees the maintenance of the Surf Ballroom and he installs the photos of performers on the walls. Winter Dance Party poster for the Coshocton show on Feb. 12, 1959, (Photo: Courtesy of Sevan Garabedian and James McCool, taken by Mary Gerber/Special to the Register). Niet veel later rond 9.35 uur zag hij het wrak van het vliegtuig in een maïsveld 8 kilometer ten noordwesten van het vliegveld. For thousands of '50s rock 'n' roll fans who travel each year to the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the music lives on and remains reason for an annual celebration to honor Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. ``The Big Bopper'' Richardson who died Feb. 3, 1959, just after performing at the Surf. “Buddy was the first guy who had confidence in me,” Jennings told CMT. Just ask the fans. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. It was one of the first tragedies to strike modern American music and a figurative end to 1950s culture. LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08: The headstone of Buddy Holly at the City of Lubbock Cemetery on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. The Des Moines Tribune’s front page on the plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson. Waylon Jennings, who joined Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, June Carter and others, performs during a sold-out concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on Jan. 31, 1980. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Mike Evans talks about Buddy Holly, December 19, 2018, at his Sun City West home. He made it back to the green room for an autograph from Buddy Holly. Jennings would continue his music career, forging a celebrated outlaw sound heard on 1970s records such as “Dreaming My Dreams” and “The Ramblin’ Man.”. Stainless steel cutouts of a guitar and three LP records, each inscribed with a song title, mark the site of a plane crash outside Clear Lake, Iowa, that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and the pilot. Sixty-one years ago Monday, a 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza took flight from a small-town Iowa airport, carrying three pioneers of early American rock ‘n’ roll music. Former Mason City Globe Gazette photographer Elwin Musser at the site of the 1959 plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson Jr. and pilot Roger Peterson. Buddy Holly performs at the Surf Ballroom on Feb. 2, 1959. Bij dit ongeluk kwamen drie Amerikaanse rock-'n-rollmuzikanten om het leven: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens en J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The Aircraft. Monument op de plaats van het ongeval, 16 september 2003. Rock star Buddy Holly was killed Feb. 3, 1959, when the chartered plane that he and other musicians were riding in crashed near Mason City, Iowa, en route to a show. Deze pagina is voor het laatst bewerkt op 17 feb 2020 om 11:34. De tekst is beschikbaar onder de licentie. Shortly after midnight on Feb. 3, 1959, Holly, Valens and Richardson arrived at the airport, gathered their belongings and hurried along through the falling snow to Peterson’s plane. Peterson was nog onervaren met nachtvluchten en vluchten onder slechtzichtomstandigheden, waarbij de piloot moet vertrouwen op de instrumenten van het vliegtuig in plaats van op zijn eigen gezichtsvermogen. Volgens de Civil Aeronautics Board had Peterson zijn training voor "instrumentvliegen" gevolgd in vliegtuigen met een andere soort kunstmatige horizon dan die van de Bonanza. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SUBSCRIBE NOW $3 for 3 months. VH1's Behind the Music "The Day the Music Died" interview with Waylon Jennings, https://web.archive.org/web/20050829190841/http://fiftiesweb.com/crash.htm, Bakotopia Magazine's 50th Anniversary memorial article, Coroner's investigation - Air crash, Feb. 3, 1959 - SW1/4 Section 18, Lincoln Twp. John Hurd of Mason City met Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson Jr. and other musicians backstage at their February 1959 performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake and had them autograph the 45 rpm records he purchased at the concert. Ritchie Valens was 17 years old when he died in the Iowa plane crash near Clear Lake on Feb. 3, 1959 after a performance at the Surf Ballroom. Dit was deels omdat twee maanden na het ongeluk Holly’s pistool werd teruggevonden in het maïsveld, waardoor de vraag ontstond of een per ongeluk afgevuurde kogel wellicht bij had gedragen aan het ongeluk. Courtesy of Sevan Garabedian and James McCool, taken by Mary Gerber/Special to the Register. He died from diabetes complications in 2002. Dwyer probeerde herhaaldelijk contact met het vliegtuig te krijgen, maar tevergeefs. “Somehow I blamed myself. [11] Het monument staat op een particulier stuk akkerland, ongeveer 8 kilometer ten noorden van Clear Lake. Just ask the fans. Also killed in that crash were J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens. De piloot werd geacht om zijn vluchtroute door te geven na het opstijgen, maar Peterson nam geen contact op met de toren. [1], De naam werd bedacht door Don McLean, die de naam gebruikte in zijn lied "American Pie". Surf Ballroom exterior along North Shore Drive in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Chicago Sun Times' coverage of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson on Feb. 3, 1959. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Jerry Allen examines eyeglasses, belonging to late singer Buddy Holly. 'American Pie' isn't a song about Buddy Holly, Don McLean says: 'It's about America', See Ken Jeong moved to tears after Masked Singer performance, 'A Country Christmas' continues at Opryland, Willie Nelson's 2019 tribute concert is finally being released, How to see Charlie Brown holiday specials on TV, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Former Mason City Globe Gazette photographer Elwin Musser holding a 4x5 negative he shot Feb. 3, 1959 at the spot of the plane crash north of Clear Lake. (AP Photo/File). "I was so afraid for many years that somebody was going to find out I said that,” Jennings told CMT in 1999. Four lives were lost on that cold winter night near Clear Lake, Iowa: the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. But the plane wouldn’t make it out of Clear Lake, Iowa, crashing in a field just miles north of the Surf Ballroom, where the early rock stars wrapped a gig hours earlier. Dec 6, 2017 Boban Docevski. Photos of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson taken by spectators in the audience during the Winter Dance Party in 1959 hang in the lobby of the Surf ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Clear Lake. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. The crash killed all on board. A memorial to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson sits in the field on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Clear Lake where their plane crashed on February 3, 1959 after a concert at the Surf Ballroom during the Winter Dance Party tour. Flat broke.”, The "Winter Dance Party" played on for two weeks after the crash, including that night in Moorhead. [9][10], In 1988 liet Ken Paquette, een fan van de drie artiesten, een roestvrijstalen monument maken ter nagedachtenis aan het ongeluk. (Photo: Courtesy of Sevan Garabedian and James McCool, taken by Mary Gerber/Special to the Register), MORE: What you need to know about Buddy Holly and ‘The Day The Music Died’, RELATED: What Dr. Bill Bass found in bones of the Big Bopper. The heavy, black-rimmed glasses of Buddy Holly symbolized rock 'n roll to throusands of fans in the late 1950s. De lichamen van de inzittenden waren tijdens de crash uit het vliegtuig geslingerd, en lagen rondom het wrak. Na hun aankomst in de Surf Ballroom had Buddy Holly het duidelijk gehad met de tourbus, en stelde zijn band voor om na dit concert te proberen een vliegtuig te charteren voor hun vervoer naar de volgende locatie: Moorhead. Aanvankelijk zouden Holly en twee leden van zijn band, Waylon Jennings en Tommy Allsup, met het vliegtuig gaan. This is the crash site area in the field near Clear Lake where Buddy Holly's plane crashed. The aircraft, a Beech Bonanza, model 35, S/N-1019, identification H 394N, was manufactured October 17, 1947. In 2007 liet Richardsons zoon een autopsie uitvoeren op het lichaam van zijn vader om de bevindingen van het originele onderzoek nog eens te verifiëren. Buddy Holly wasn’t the only talented musical artist lost in that plane crash. The day the music died (te vertalen als “de dag waarop de muziek stierf”) is een naam die wordt gebruikt om te verwijzen naar een vliegtuigongeluk dat op 3 februari 1959 plaatsvond nabij Clear Lake in de Verenigde Staten.Bij dit ongeluk kwamen drie Amerikaanse rock-'n-rollmuzikanten om het leven: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens en J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. I hadn’t contributed anything to the world at that time compared to Buddy. De tourbus die de groep moest vervoeren was niet gebouwd voor de winterse weersomstandigheden. The day the music died: Remembering Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the B... 24 photos: Remembering Buddy Holly and the day the music died, Read or Share this story: https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/02/03/buddy-holly-death-plane-crash-the-day-the-music-died-waylon-jennings-surf-ballroom/2858976001/, USA - FEBRUARY 02: The Daily Tribune newspaper reports the deaths of Buddy Holly, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns), This is an undated file photo of Buddy Holly who died in 1959. Jennings responded with “I hope your ol’ plane crashes.”. But he really liked me and believed in me.”, More: 'American Pie' isn't a song about Buddy Holly, Don McLean says: 'It's about America', © 2020 www.tennessean.com. February 3, 1959, was a tragic day for rock and roll music. [12], In februari 2009 werd een monument voor piloot Roger Peterson, gemaakt door Paquette, onthuld op de plaats van het ongeval.[13].