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Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys performs during a tribute concert memorializing Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 2009. The three rock 'n' roll pioneers played their last show at the Surf Ballroom 50 years ago to the day. Singer Don McLean coined the phrase "the day the music died" in his hit song "American Pie" referring to the death of the plane crash that killed the three stars in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959.
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009
Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009

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Fans Memorialize "the Day the Music Died" in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States - 02 Feb 2009

Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys performs during a tribute concert memorializing Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 2009. The three rock 'n' roll pioneers played their last show at the Surf Ballroom 50 years ago to the day. Singer Don McLean coined the phrase "the day the music died" in his hit song "American Pie" referring to the death of the plane crash that killed the three stars in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959.

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