February 29, 1980: 21 years after their deaths, Buddy Holly’s glasses and the Bi…

Written by on February 28, 2021


February 29, 1980: 21 years after their deaths, Buddy Holly’s glasses and the Big Bopper’s wrist watch are discovered in a storage vault in the Mason City, Iowa sheriff’s office. They had been recovered from the wreckage of the 1959 plane crash that had killed Holly, the Bopper and Ritchie Valens and had been filed away and forgotten. Also in the manilla envelope were a two pairs of dice and a cigarette lighter.




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