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Ritchie Valens Funeral Lot. In the early morning hours following a February 2, 1959 performance at the Surf Ballroom in Cle...

2006 April Music Memorabilia Auction #622

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 15, 2006
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Ritchie Valens Funeral Lot. In the early morning hours following a February 2, 1959 performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, a small four-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft departed into a blinding snowstorm and crashed into a cornfield several miles after takeoff. The crash killed Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson, and later became immortalized as "The Day the Music Died." This lot includes a copy of the nine-page report on the accident filed by the Civil Aeronautics Board, a receipt and hand-drawn design for Valens headstone, receipts for the funeral arrangements, and a program for the May 13, 1989 memorial "Richie Valens Night" celebration. All items are in overall Very Good to Excellent condition.

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