Richard speaks with a Rock historian, Buddy Holly's friend and confidante, and a writer/pilot about the strange circumstances surrounding the fatal plane crash that that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper on February 3rd, 1959?  Was it a combination of bad weather and pilot error as we've been told, or is it possible the plane was sabotaged?  Why did the gun belonging to Holly found at the crash site have one empty bullet chamber?  Why was the Big Bopper, who was sitting in the rear seat of the plane, found 40 feet in front of the plane wreck and the bodies of Holly, who was sitting in the front seat?

GUESTS:


R. Gary Patterson was a Rock 'n Roll Investigator, and Richard's close friend and partner.  He wrote several books, including Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock 'n Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses.


Peggy Sue Gerron met Buddy Holly in high school in Lubbock Texas.  They remained close friends until his death.  Peggy Sue was married to former Cricket's drummer Jerry Allison.  She was the inspiration for two Buddy Holly songs, Peggy Sue and Peggy Sue Got Married. The former was a hit for Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  The latter was recorded after Buddy's death by the Crickets with David Box on lead vocal.  She is the author of Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: The Memoirs of Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue

Gary W. Moore is a successful entrepreneur and business executive, pilot, musician and author. His critically acclaimed book, Playing with the Enemy  was twinner of the 2006 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year. Playing with the Enemy is currently being made into a major motion picture by Academy Award winning producer, Gerald Molen.  His 2011 book, Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music was a finalist for General Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Indie Book Awards.