Contact Us

The Day The Music Died

Patsy Cline
Decca Records
It was 50 years ago, March 5, 1963. A half century already. It doesn’t seem possible.

Don McLean famously sang about ‘The day the music died’ in his song ‘American Pie’. He was talking about the plane crash on February 3, 1959 that took the lives of Rock and Roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

But for Country music fans, March 5 1963 was the day the music died.

That was the day of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Country Stars Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and the legendary Patsy Cline. Randy Hughes, the pilot of the Piper Comanche, also died in the crash in Tennessee.

Fans of the ‘new’ country music probably don’t even remember these great artists. That’s sad.

Here at KXRB and KXRB we’ll never forget them.

More Local News

Latest Country Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxrb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!