The day the music died. On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson
Buddy Holly. The Clear Lake, Iowa, field where Holly's plane went down has become a mecca for Holly-ites, and it's the source of some terrifying tales, too. Clear Lake residents report seeing a phantom plane in the area, and ghostly lights are often seen in the field.
Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96 Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96 The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/
Ritchie Valens - Birth name Richard Steven Valenzuela Born May 13, 1941 Origin Pacoima, California, United States Died February 3, 1959 (aged 17) Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States Genres rock and roll, chicano rock Occupations singer, songwriter and guitarist Instruments Guitar, vocals Years active 1957–1959 Labels Del-Fi Records Website www.ritchievalens.com
Giffords, Clinton spotlight range of traumatic brain injury | "In Gifford's case, an injury that happen s in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges," Kulesher said. "And in Clinton's case, the significance of this story is that concussions are still brain injuries. Get treated and know that concussions do take time to heal, and there can be lasting effects that should be monitored.