On this day (February 3rd) in 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash while en route from Iowa to Minnesota.
Originally, Waylon Jennings and Holly's bandmate Tommy Allsup were to be on the plane. However, due to last minute decisions, they gave up their seats for Valens and the Bopper.
It is so sad that all of that young and amazing talent was lost that fateful night, most contribute to bad weather and somewhat to the error of an inexperienced pilot.
May their memories be eternal!