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The Day the Music Died? Feb. 3, 1959 – Feb. 7, 1964

Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, 4 February 2013

THE WHOLE "Day The Music Died" mythology is a crackpot idea of rock history. Buddy Holly died for somebody's sins, but not to become a symbol of rock & roll youth cut down in its prime and left to wander aimlessly in some netherworld limbo for five years until being resurrected when the moptops arrived at JFK.

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