Can You Answer 12 Questions About “The Day The Music Died?”

Whether you’re a music fan or not, you’re probably familiar with ‘The Day the Music Died.’ The question is, do you know enough to pass a quiz on this tragic and historical day? Take these 12 questions and find out!

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What is the exact date known as "the day the music died?"
February 3, 1959
January 28, 1960
March 5, 1959

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Which three rock stars were killed in the tragic accident?
Buddy Holly, Frankie Laine, Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson
J.P. Richardson, Buddy Holly, Perez Prado

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In what state did the chartered plane crash?
Montana
Nebraska
Iowa

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Where was the doomed flight carrying the three musicians headed?
Moorhead, Minnesota
New York, NY
Columbus, Ohio

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What was deemed the cause of the crash that occurred on "the day the music died?"
High winds
Engine failure
Weather and pilot error

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What was the name of the hit song that Buddy Holly and his band had released just before the crash?
Peggy Sue
Dearest
That'll Be The Day

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How old was Buddy Holly at the time of the crash?
18
25
22

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Which singer memorialized Holly, Valens and Richardson in the 1972 No. 1 hit “American Pie?"
Bob Dylan
Don McLean
John Lennon

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What was the name of the tour that the trio of musicians were on at the time of the crash?
Winter Dance Party Tour
Winter Jam Tour
Snowflake Ball Tour

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What year was a memorial erected to pay tribute to the three musicians?
1988
1972
1981

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How old was the pilot flying the charted flight?
30
19
21

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Who did J.P. Richardson exchange his seat with, placing him on the ill fated flight?
Waylon Jennings
Tommy Alsup
Mitch Miller

C+, Music Magic

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Based on the results of this quiz, you've got the music magic! The day the music died, will always be remembered as the day when America lost three iconic rising stars. While you may not be an expert on this tragic day, you've got an amazing foundational knowledge that is clearly impressive.

B+, Music Buff

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true music buff! The day the music died will always be remembered as a true tragedy in American music. While some may have forgotten all the facts when it comes to this tragic day, you sure haven't. you know your stuff when it comes to this day in history.

A+, Holly Hip

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Holly hip! The day that three of the world's brightest stars lost their lives will always be remembered as a day of tragedy. You have an amazing knowledge on this day and all that it entails. Well done!
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1
What is the exact date known as "the day the music died?"
February 3, 1959
January 28, 1960
March 5, 1959
2
Which three rock stars were killed in the tragic accident?
Buddy Holly, Frankie Laine, Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson
J.P. Richardson, Buddy Holly, Perez Prado
3
In what state did the chartered plane crash?
Montana
Nebraska
Iowa
4
Where was the doomed flight carrying the three musicians headed?
Moorhead, Minnesota
New York, NY
Columbus, Ohio
5
What was deemed the cause of the crash that occurred on "the day the music died?"
High winds
Engine failure
Weather and pilot error
6
What was the name of the hit song that Buddy Holly and his band had released just before the crash?
Peggy Sue
Dearest
That'll Be The Day
7
How old was Buddy Holly at the time of the crash?
18
25
22
8
Which singer memorialized Holly, Valens and Richardson in the 1972 No. 1 hit “American Pie?"
Bob Dylan
Don McLean
John Lennon
9
What was the name of the tour that the trio of musicians were on at the time of the crash?
Winter Dance Party Tour
Winter Jam Tour
Snowflake Ball Tour
10
What year was a memorial erected to pay tribute to the three musicians?
1988
1972
1981
11
How old was the pilot flying the charted flight?
30
19
21
12
Who did J.P. Richardson exchange his seat with, placing him on the ill fated flight?
Waylon Jennings
Tommy Alsup
Mitch Miller

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