Today marks the 57th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. You could argue that Buddy was the most influential person in rock n roll, you can hear it in the British invasion, Bruce Springsteen and countless others who have not only covered him but imitated his style. I compare it to a football coach whose assistants go on to coaching greatness.

Who are some of the other influential musicians you can think of? Whose work inspired many others?

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