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Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes

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List of rock stars and bands that died in planes crashes. Aviation accidents have been the cause of many famous fatalities (see the list Famous People who Died in Plane Crashes). In the music profession, especially, many young lives have been lost to accidents in the air. Over the decades several bands have died in airplane accidents as the world mourned. Young rock stars that died in a plane crash include Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and even country crooner and icon Patsy Cline. When the first two of those three perished along with the Big Bopper, it's famously been called "The Day the Music Died."

These recording artist that passed away in aviation accidents will always be remembered for their talent and gifts. Feel free to use this list as a starting point for your own recording artists list. Airplanes have been the cause of many celebrity deaths.

Who are some musicians and singer celebrities who died in plane crashes? This list gives that unfortunate answer.

See also: Sports Teams Killed in Airplane Crashes

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  1. Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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    Tour mates Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, & the Big Bopper died in an airplane crash.
  2. Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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  3. Richie Valens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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  4. The Big Bopper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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    Tour mates Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, & the Big Bopper died in an airplane crash.
  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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    Death- Lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and back-up singer Cassie Gaines
  6. Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars and Bands that Died in Plane Crashes
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