Lawmaker remembers 'the day the music died'

A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday remembered the 51st anniversary of the death of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly. 

Holly, a Texas native, died at the age of 23 in a plane crash along with two other rock musician. Their sudden death is known among fans as "they day the music died."

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (Texas) tweeted:

Today marks the anniversary of the day the music died and the loss of a true icon of rock and roll music and fellow West Texan, Buddy Holly.

Their death was the basis of Don McLean's classic "American Pie":