DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (February 3, 2021) – In Issue 2021-22 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we say Bye-Bye to music legends.

Buddy Holly (AP Photo Archives)

The Day the Music Died

Heading from Clear Lake, Iowa to Morehead, Minnesota the plane crashed on this day in 1959.  The pilot and his three passengers were killed.

The passengers were Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper. 


Rock ‘n Roll legends. 

The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly last photo together (AP Photos)

Things were different then.  Rock was just starting and even the legends played to smaller audiences.  Money was tight.

Don Mclean wrote a little tune inspired by this event, as you might know.  American Pie.

Here is Colton’s pocket map of Iowa from 1864.

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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Map of Iowa from 1864