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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
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Son wants Hall of Fame to induct 'Bopper'

Son wants Hall of Fame to induct 'Bopper'

HOUSTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The son of J.P. Richardson, the late U.S. music star known as the Big Bopper, is campaigning to get his father inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Widow marking 50 years since Holly's death

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Maria Elena Holly says she will mark the 50th anniversary of her husband Buddy's death by attending a tribute concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
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Big Bopper bio-pic planned

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. film company Potion Pictures says it has started pre-production on its Big Bopper bio-pic, "The Day the Music Died."

Autopsy says 'Bopper' died immediately

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 7 (UPI) -- A forensics exam showed J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died instantly when the plane carrying him, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens crashed in Iowa in 1959.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2006 with 331 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2005 with 331 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2004 with 332 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer Maxine Sullivan, born in 1911; Ritchie Valens, who was born in 1941; Mary Wells in 1943; J. Geils Band harmonica player Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, in 1945 (age 58); Pete "Overend" Watts, bassist with Mott the Hoople,
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NYP2001032008 - 20 MARCH 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Singer Ricky Martin performs songs of the late Ritchie Valens who was presented by Martin for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at March 19, 2001, ceremonies held in New York City. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes; May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, however, he scored several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song that Valens transformed with a rock rhythm and beat that became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement.

On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small-plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Valens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

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