February 3, 1959 in Music

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

Birthdays in Music

  • Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
  • Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestBuddy Holly

Buddy Holly, American rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Ritchie Valens, American rock vocalist (Donna, La Bamba), dies in plane crash at 17
  • The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, dies in plane crash at 28