Just as Feb. 2 will always be Groundhog Day. And Feb. 3 will always be The Day The Music Died — the day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash shortly after a show in Clear Lake, Iowa.
That tragic incident took place in 1959, but 63 years later, it still resonates throughout the music world. I’ve written about it before HERE and HERE — but there’s still plenty for Eric Alper and me to talk about in today’s segment of Sonic Reducers. Push play to watch us talk about the tragedy, celebrate the monumental impacts Holly and Valens made in their too-brief careers, and ponder what might have become of them had they not taken that fatal trip. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.