February 3rd, 1959. The day music died and the day that spawned the morose and mythical idea that all celebrities die in three’s. Since then, once one celebrity goes down, everyone holds their breath and waits for the other two shoes to drop. In truth, it rarely happens or happens so far outside the boundaries of reasonable expectations that it could not possible count in the fate of three’s. But sometimes, just sometimes, the stars all align and set a media fire storm of coverage off until the next train wreck comes around.
No longer able to take riding on their unbearable tour bus, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper headed out to Moorhead, Montana on another of their ever increasing tour schedule. The plane took off from Iowa with the three musicians an the pilot. The wreckage was found the next morning. The Day the Music Died.