On 3rd February 1959 the death was announced of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP Richardson (the Big Bopper). The stars died when the plane they were travelling incrash outside Clear Water, Iowa. The crash also took the life of pilot Roger Peterson. Irish Music producer and author PJ Curtis was a still in secondary school at that time but, as a music fan was shaken by the terrible news. His reponse to the tragedy was to write a short story. He called this story “The Day the Music Died” and he sent it to Ger Sweeney on this, the 62nd anniversary of the tragic crash.
Here, Ger narrates the story