It was 50 years ago today. They call it the day the music died; February 3, 1959. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash.
Over the years, I've talked to some people who were affected deeply by that crash.
Bob Hale was the MC of their last concert.
Bob Dearborn became the go-to-expert about "American Pie" by Don McLean--a song inspired by that day.
Read their stories today if you get a chance. It will help you get a feel for what this day meant to them.