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Musicians Who Died in Air Accidents
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Hochman, Steve
Date: Aug 28, 1990
Start Page: 13
Section: PART-A; National Desk
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[Buddy Holly], [Ritchie Valens], J.P. (the Big Bopper) Richardson; Feb. 3, 1959-Holly, 22, Valens, 18, and Richardson, 29, died in an ice-covered field near Mason City, Iowa, following a show in Clear Lake. The tale has been retold in the movies "The Buddy Holly Story" and the Valens film biography "La Bamba."

Rick Nelson, Dec. 31, 1985-A New Year's Eve plane crash near De Kalb, Tex., claimed the life of Nelson, 45, first known for teen-age hits including "I'm Walkin' " and "Travelin' Man" recorded when he was a star on his family's '50s and '60s television series, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." Nelson returned to the Top 10 with "Garden Party" in 1972.

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