March 6, 2015

News Quiz: Rock and Roll in Iowa

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Rock music and pop culture aficionados are aware that Iowa is known as the place where the music died on Feb. 3, 1959, when an airplane crash near Clear Lake killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P “The Big Bopper” Richardson, along with pilot Roger Peterson. But Iowa has plenty of other ties to rock and roll music, ranging from the Everly Brothers growing up in Shenandoah and singing on KMA radio to the Des Moines area-based shock band Slipknot. If you didn’t know that you might have trouble with this quiz. If not, dig right in.

Featured Wadena Rock Festival photo republished with permission © 2015 Iowa SourceMedia Group, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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