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Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: February 3

Don McLean made it famous as “The Day the Music Died.”  Buddy HollyRitchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a small plane crash during their 1959 tour shortly after it left Clear Lake, Iowa.  Zero visibility from a snow storm sent the plane crashing into a field.  The crash also claimed the life of the pilot.
One hit wonders, the Lemon Pipers from Oxford, Ohio, score a #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 with “Green Tambourine”.  Their follow up releases, “Rice Is Nice” and “Jelly Jungle”, fail to get much air play.


The ever-evolving Beach Boys appear at the intimate setting of the Front Row Theater.

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After waving a pistol at everyone from Bruce Springsteen to the Ramones to John Lennon, legendary producer Phil Spector is arrested for the murder of B-movie actress and waitress Lana Clarkson at Spector’s Los Angeles mansion. At one point a stunned Spector allegedly said he thought he shot someone.  The ensuing trial would be one of the more bizarre spectacles in Los Angeles history.


Doyle Bramhall II delivers a stunning performance at the Kent Stage.

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All the hits from John Waite at his Kent Stage appearance.

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