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1. Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. in which state did the plane crash occur?
2. Johann (Hans) Holzel died on February 6th, 1998 when his car was involved in a collision with a bus in The Dominican Republic. Known for his hit song "Rock Me Amadeus", what was his stage name?
3. Which singer, who co-wrote and had a Number Seven R&B hit with "Goodnight My Love", died with his wife in a head-on crash in Hope, Arkansas, at the age of 27 on February 6th, 1960?
4. On February 9th, 1981, the front man of the fifties Rock and Roll group The Comets passed away of a heart attack at the age of 55. Who fronted the Comets?
5. On February 6th, 1981, the artist who had a 1968 Number Two hit in the USA with the theme to "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" passed away from complications of emphysema. What is the name of this orchestra leader and composer?
6. Karen Carpenter was only 32 when she passed away on February 4th, 1983. What condition did she suffer from that led to her early death?
7. On February 3rd, 1967, British songwriter and producer Joe Meek took his life. Among his many credits is producing the first US Number One Billboard hit by a British group. Which song had that distinction?
8. Rudy Pompilli was a member of Bill Haley's Comets for 19 years, until he passed away February 5th, 1976. He had an instrumental hit with the band called "Rudy's Rock". Which instrument was Rudy known for playing?
9. On February 8th, 1990, the artist who recorded such hits as "Runaway" and "Hats off to Larry" died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Which artist sang these 1960s classics?
10. On February 6th, 1998, 51-year-old Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys died of lung cancer. Which instrument did Carl play in the band?
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