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Feds Won't Re-Open Inquiry in Buddy Holly Crash

Says man who made request didn't present new evidence

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled in 1959 that the most likely cause of the crash was pilot error.... More »

NTSB Could Revisit 'Day the Music Died'

Officials intrigued by man's findings in crash that killed Buddy Holly

(Newser) - Fifty-six years ago, three of early rock's brightest stars died in a plane crash that was blamed on pilot error and a bad weather report; there's also been a rumor that a gun was found among the wreckage near Iowa's Clear Lake. Now, thanks to a New... More »

Angry Holly Family OKs CD Set, 50 Years Later

Holly's family puts aside feud with record label to release CD

(Newser) - A new CD set of Buddy Holly songs, including ones he recorded at 14, was released last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the singer's death, Reuters reports. Holly's family put decades of legal wrangling with Universal Music on hold to approve the collection. "They've cheated us,"... More »

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