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Fans, stars mark 50 years since "the day the music died"

Published 02/03/2009, Associated Press

Several music stars appeared in front of a sellout crowd Monday at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, to cap a series of events dubbed "50 Winters Later." Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson played the Surf the night before their plane crashed 50 years ago.

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