Buddy Holly & The Crickets. Tragically taken away from us far too early. Holly and his band inspired so many of the next generation of rock legends including The Beatles, who named their own band in honor of the Crickets.
A very sad day. The day the music died! ~ On February rock & roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson.