S1 E7: The Day the Music Died

February 3, 1959. A plane carrying three music greats--The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens--crashes in Iowa during a snowstorm. Valens was only 17, and had gone from obscurity to 4 hit records in a career that lasted barely eight months. That day came to be known as The Day the Music Died. LATIN MUSIC USA airs 4/28 and 5/5 at 9/8C on PBS (check local listings). Credit: Tony Szikil
Aired: 10/19/2009 | 0:03:09
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