I read the news today: "Oh Boy!"
49 years ago today, a Beech Bonanza craft went down in a farmer's field five miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane had just taken off from the Mason City Municipal Airport and was on its way to Fargo, North Dakota. The cause of the crash was uncertain, but it was almost certainly due to the icy winter conditions. Inhabitants included a pilot and three rock 'n' roll singers; none survived. All Beatles fans should take a pause to remember the names and contributions of Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and—especially—Buddy Holly, but for whom the Beatles would not [...]