February 3, 1959 is known as “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED”.

Don McLean SELLS LYRICS FOR $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/08/gloomy-don-mclean-reveals-meaning-of-american-pie-and-sells-lyrics-for-1-2-million/?utm_term=.04677690cbe2

HOW Waylon Jennings SURVIVED
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/flashback-how-waylon-jennings-survived-the-day-the-music-died-122992/?fbclid=IwAR0leSXmIn-jMCSgHVFppDuSeQDpjWr0IzlgxKSQp-uPJNELWsuVNiyLVUc

THE MEANING OF THE LYRICS
http://www.whrc-wi.org/americanpie.htm