Though their music lives on, how long have these stellar musicians been gone? Find out here — the calculated dates automatically update each day.
22-year-old Buddy Holly — along with J P Richardson (The Big Bopper) and Ritchie Valens — died in a plane crash in Iowa on February 3, 1959. We lost those music stars [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”1959/02/03, 12:00 am”].
Elvis Presley died in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977 — which was [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”1977/08/16, 2:30 pm”].
Ronnie Van Zant
Lynyrd Skynyrd founder and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant seemed to know he wasn’t long for this world. Van Zant’s father has gone on record saying, “He said to me many times, ‘Daddy, I’ll never be 30 years old.’ I said, ‘Why are you talking this junk?’ and he said, ‘Daddy, that’s my limit.'”
Ronnie died in a plane crash on October 20, 1977 at age 29 — [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”1977/10/20, 18:52 CDT”].
John Lennon was shot and killed outside his home in New York City at 10:50 pm on December 8, 1980. We lost the talented musician [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”1980/12/08, 8:50 pm”].
Roy Orbison was born on in Vernon, Texas on April 23, 1936, and died of a heart attack on December 6, 1988 while visiting his mother in Tennessee. He was 52 years old when he passed away [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”1988/12/06, 22:00 CST”].