After the music died: Legendary rocker Buddy Holly killed 12 days before show in Springfield

18 days ago Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Fellow performer Paul Anka claimed that Holly embarked on the Winter Dance Party because he was short on money. No traveling in luxuryOn “The Day the Music Died,” Holly and his friends were halfway through the Winter Dance Party. A gig in Chicago was scheduled the next day, Feb. 8. The plane crash had merited only a few paragraphs in the Illinois State Journal on Feb. 4. Others pushed it to the background for another airline disaster, the loss of an American Airlines commercial jet in New York on the same day as the Holly plane crash.
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