February 3, 1950 was, as any oldies buff knows, "the day the music died."
It was when a small plane crashed in Iowa and killed pop singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper.
Tonight at Penn's Peak, in a concert starting at 8 o'clock, their music will again come to life when on the spacious, wooden stage will be "50's Dance Party."
Among the performers will be J. P. Richards Jr., the son of Big Bopper who was born just three months after that fateful plane crash occurred. He was raised by his mother, Adrian Joy Richardson, in Beaumont, Tex.