Rockabilly guitarist Tommy Allsup, who narrowly avoided boarding the plane that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, has died aged 85.
The musician famously lost a coin toss for a seat on the plane. His place was taken by teen star Ritchie Valens, who also perished when the plane crashed.
Allsup went on to become a Grammy-winning musician, who played with Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison and Willie Nelson.
He said he thought about the crash, and thanked God, every day of his life.
The musician died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, due to complications from a hernia operation, said his son Austin.
01 More Than I Can Say
02 Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
03 Great Balls Of Fire
05 Just This Once
07 Baby, My Heart
08 When You Ask About Love
09 Time Will Tell
10 A Sweet Love
11 I Fought The Law
12 Love’s Made A Fool Of You
Tommy Allsup – rhythm guitar (1-5, 7-10).