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The Music and Memories of February 3

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

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 1959-  February 3 is known to some as ”the day the music died.”  Rock pioneer Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa, along with touring partners The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.  Buddy Holly’s bass player, Waylon Jennings, gave up his seat on the plane.   The same year, The Big Bopper, J.P. Richardson, scores a hit in Country Music by writing the classic “White Lightnin’” for George Jones. 

The #1 Hits:

2001- Tell Her- Lonestar

1996- I’m Outta Here- Shania Twain

1973- She Needs Someone To Hold Her- Conway Twitty

1968- Skip A Rope- Henson Cargill

1958- Ballad Of A Teenage Queen- Johnny Cash

1945- I’m Losing My Mind Over You- Al Dexter

Kevin Richards’ Classic Country Hall of Fame Show is heard every Sunday, 6-9am eastern on Country 107.7/WGNA-FM.

 Sources: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Country Music Foundation, Billboard Magazine, CMT, The Country Music Association, and The Academy of Country Music

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