Entertainment Musicians killed in plane crashes

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  1. Shithead

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    Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J.P. 'The Big Bopper'
    He was starting to make it big with his hit "La Bamba," but at only 17-years-old Ritchie Valens tragically died in a plane crash alongside music legends, Buddy Holly (r.) and J.P. "The Big Bopper" (l.), a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959 -- also referred to as the day the music died.
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    Glen Miller
    But they weren't the first plane-related deaths to hit pop music. Legendary bandleader Glenn Miller was the most popular artist in the 1940s. But he gave up a lucrative civilian lifetstyle to join the military in World War II. In 1944, we was set to fly from England to France to play for the troops who had recently liberated Paris. Miller's plane disappeared over the English Channel in 1944 and was never found.


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    Otis Redding
    Otis Redding was on the cusp of stardom when he died in a 1967 plane crash. The soul singer's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," released posthumously, became a monster hit.


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    Jim Croce
    Jim Croce died in a plane crash in 1973, just before his album "I Got a Name" was to be released. The small commercial plane crash was blamed on pilot error. Croce, aged 30, still gets significant radio airplay for hits like "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim."


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    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    By that time, another rock n' roll plane crash had cast its own looming shadow. On October 20, 1977, the plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd ran out of fuel and crashed in rural Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, along with the band's tour manager and the plane's pilot and co-pilot.


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    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Stevie Ray Vaughn died in a helicopter, which crashed into a ski slope after the legendary guitarist jammed with Eric Clapton in Wisconsin on August 26, 1990. He was just 35.


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    Aaliyah
    R&B sensation Aaliyah died younger still. The Brooklyn native was just 22 when, after filming a music video, her plane went down shortly after takeoff on August 25, 2001.


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    John Denver
    John Denver is one of several celebrities who died piloting his own plane, as an experimental two-seater he was piloting went down after takeoff on the coast of California on October 12, 1997.


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    Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline also died at the peak of her career, as severe weather brought her plane down in mountains near Camden, Tenn., on March 5, 1963.
     
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    If I was a musician, I'd just take the bus.
     
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    He didn't die, but I'm reading Travis barkers's book. He was severely burned.
     
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    I didn't know Croce was only 30. He looks damn near twice that.
     
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    That's it. I'm staying home.
     
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    Still love Jim Croce. Dude could write a song.
     
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    jim croce is one of those guys you always forget you like
    then you hear his name or a song of his and remember just how fucking good he was
     
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    The DJ he was with died though
     
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    Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on Buddy Holly's plane and gave his seat up to the big bopper.
     
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    thank god.
     
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    Does Randy Rhodes count?
     
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    A long time ago
    Waylon Jennings

    Don't ask me about the years I spent out in the rain
    About the ones I spent in love or the ones I spent insane
    Don't ask me who I gave my seat to on that plane
    I think you already know
    I told you that a long time ago

    Read more: Waylon Jennings - A Long Time Ago Lyrics | MetroLyrics
     
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    Growing up, I'd always make my dad play his tape of Jim Croce's Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits. One of the best Greatest Hits albums out there - not a clunker on the list. Still one of my alltime favorite singers.

    I always thought it was funny that he was a pretty ugly dude who sang about love and chicks wanting him. Good for him.

    His kid AJ is a singer too. After his dad died, him moms boyfriend blinded him. That messed up. At least he got some of his sight back.

     
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    Moving me down the highway, rolling me down the highway
    Moving ahead so life won't pass me by..........whoops too late..:jj:
     
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    So many great memories of his music. Life was infinitely more simple then and his songs were all stories with lessons.
     
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    That's why I started playing guitar at 15.
     
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    Whenever I hear a John Denver song, it brings such nice memories. Always loved his music and miss him. He could still be performing in Las Vegas.
     
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    Yes he could.
    He was not only a great songwriter, but a underrated guitarist. Every time I here him sing I find myself singing with him.
     
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    Mentioned above, Steve Gaines doesn't get anywhere near the props he deserves for his guitar skill. Especially what he helped create and what he was capable of in such a short amount of time.

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