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The Day the Music Died

(77) Comments | Posted February 2, 2009 | 6:26 PM

The catchphrase comes from Don McLean's classic 1971 recording "American Pie", but it refers to an event a decade earlier, on February 3, 1959: Fifty years ago this week.

Early that morning, a small aircraft crashed outside Clear Lake, Iowa, killing pilot Roger Petersen and his three passengers, headliners...

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