This Week: The Day the Music Died

1959 Day Music Died

February 3 will be the 54th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died”, the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson, aka “The Big Bopper”.  The plane crashed due to weather conditions and pilot error soon after takeoff after a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Thursday night’s edition of “The Grooveyard” will focus on the three artists and the event, playing many of their hits, plus popular and unusual cover versions of their songs by other artists and other recordings related to the event.  We’ll also share the Top Ten @ 10 with the hits of January 31, 1958.

Hosted by Alan Seltzer, “The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone.  Feel free to send song requests, comments and suggestions via Twitter or the form below.  In addition, we’re still accepting dedications for significant others–real or fake, living or dead–for the Valentines Day edition of “The Grooveyard”.   Get more details and post your requests and dedications here.

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…Where Oldies Come Alive!


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