The NTSB is considering reopening the investigation of the Feb. 3, 1959 plane crash that killed rock stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson may get another look from federal investigators following a petition from a New England man who believes that blame was focused too heavily on the pilot.
Ani Khachoian, EVP of Licensing and Consumer Products for C3 Entertainment Inc. that represents the Big Bopper for licensing and merchandising said ‘The plane crash from 1959 that took rock and roll legend Big Bopper and Buddy Holly and Richie Valens is still an important event as The Big Bopper and Holly and Valens were true pioneers of rock and roll. Their music is still popular and we will be following the actions of the NTSB.’
Don McLean dubbed the crash “The Day the Music Died” in his 1972 song “American Pie.”
For more information here is a link to The New York Daily News article