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Thousands of people descend upon Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "the day the music died".
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Rock 'n' roll fans walk by a giant pair of Buddy Holly glasses as they visit the site of the plane crash that killed Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 2009. Singer Don McLean coined the phrase "the day the music died" in his hit song American Pie referring to the death of the three rock 'n' roll pioneers in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959. Thousands of people descended upon Clear Lake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "the day the music died". (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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