Iowa Archives
11:00 pm
Wed January 28, 2009

Fifty Winters Later (Part One)

Iconic glasses like those worn by rocker Buddy Holly
Iconic glasses like those worn by rocker Buddy Holly

It was 50 winters ago when the fledgling rock and roll world was stunned by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. We remember their last live performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Sounds from the late '50s in New York, Denver and unknown studios. Historic audio is from YouTube.