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clear lake plane crash

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clear lake plane crash
315th street and gull avenue
clear lake, iowa 50428

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About one quarter of a mile west of the intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue, five miles (8 km) north of Clear Lake, there is a monument depicting a steel guitar and a set of three records bearing the names of each of the three performers (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper) and the pilot (Roger Peterson) that died when their plane crashed on February 3, 1959.

The entrance to the crash site is marked by a large plasma-cut steel copy of Holly's signature glasses.

A road originating near The Surf Ballroom and extending north past the west of the crash site is now known as Buddy Holly Place.

wikipedia.org- the day the music died