3 februari 1959 - Also known as The Day the Music Died because of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson when their single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza crashed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tourbus.
Well, well. So after nearly half a century nothing much has changed. Airco is still on and off the blink, ventilation and light in the bunks still brake down, cooker and AV system cease to function. Engines, handbrake and transmission don't operate as they should, windscreen wipers will snap off sooner or later. So if I was a driver on a nightliner I'd remind the whining crew about The Day the Music died. Put up or shut up.