February 3rd

QUESTION:

The plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper crashed in Iowa on this day in 1959. Name the ‘outlaw’ country singer who gave up his seat on the plane at the last minute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER:

Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to allow J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) who was suffering from the flu to fly on ahead in the plane instead of riding the unheated bus.