This T-Shirt features the Fat Dave The Day the Music Died - Design of the day.
Early in the days of Rock ‘n Roll, the popular style of music that emerged in the United States in the mid-1950s, a tragic and fatal plane crash was the cause of death for three famous musicians as well as their pilot.
On February 3,1959, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J.P. Richardson were on an airplane as their bands were touring across the Midwest. Running into a thick winter storm over Iowa, their plane went down in a cornfield and the three musicians were all killed, along with pilot Roger Peterson. Rock ‘n Roll fans all over the US grieved the loss of these men, with several songs and movies being made in the years following.
History of the Day the Music Died
More than a decade after the plane crash with these beloved musicians, songwriter Don McLean immortalized the men in his song,American Pie, which included the lyrics “the day the music died”.
Today, The Day the Music Died is observed to pay respect to these musicians and the general culture of rock ‘n roll music in the 1950s. It can be enjoyed as a time to remember those who paved the way and pushed music toward the edges more than a half century ago.