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February 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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The Day the Music Died & Tommy Dee

Monday, February 4, 2019

February 3 is the 60th anniversary of the first tragedy of rock & roll—the airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens. Tommy Dee, a native of Vicker, Virginia was working as a disc jockey at KFXM in California when he read of the accident on his station’s Teletype. He dealt with the tragedy by writing “Three Stars,” the first musical tribute to the three singers. Music historian and author Al Leichter will play music and present a talk on the 1959 airplane crash and the often forgotten career of Tommy Dee.