The Day the Music Died

This Record of the Week recounts the days leading up to "The Day the Music Died." In the winter of 1959 Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and Frankie Sardo set out on a 24-day tour that zig-zagged across the mid-western United States. The shows were often scheduled hundreds of miles apart and crossed through towns that they had already performed in during one of the worst winters the area had seen in decades. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

The GLO web site provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million Federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.
 
The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is the most visited website in the Department of the Interior. Visit glorecords.blm.gov for more information.

Buddy Holly Memorial
 
Buddy Holly Memorial