Buddy Holly's Philadelphia story
Posted on Sunday, Sep 04, 2016
Tom Wilk is a former Inquirer copy editor In the hit song "American Pie," Don McLean mourned the loss of Buddy Holly at 22 in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, as "the day the music died." The crash, which also killed Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has overshadowed Holly's short, but influential, life and the role Philadelphia played in it.
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