The Big Bopper http://iowapublicradio.org en Holly, Valens, Big Bopper Remembered http://iowapublicradio.org/post/holly-valens-big-bopper-remembered <p></p><p>The annual tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper is winding down in Clear Lake as fans remember the plane crash that ended the careers of three talented rock and roll superstars. We talk with the man who emceed the tragic Winter Dance Party of 1955.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 35561 at http://iowapublicradio.org Holly, Valens, Big Bopper Remembered Fifty Winters Later (Part One) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fifty-winters-later-part-one <p>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.&nbsp;We remember their last live performance at the Surf Ballroom&nbsp;in Clear Lake. Sounds from the late '50s in New York, Denver and unknown studios. Historic audio is from YouTube.</p> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 16122 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fifty Winters Later (Part One)