OK, so this is not magic, but it is a magical week in music history.
Tuesday, February 3, 2004, is the 45th anniversary of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) in the private plane crash in Iowa. Elvis was already in the army, Carl Perkins was hospitalized for months after a serious car crash, Little Richard had quit rock'n'roll for the study of the ministry, Jerry Lee Lewis had married his 14-yr-old second cousin and gotten blacklisted from performing, careers of Fats Domino and Bill Haley's Comets were fading, Chuck Berry would be imprisoned in 1960 for five years for transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes, and Eddie Cochran would die in 1960 in a car crash that also severely crippled Gene Vincent. Rock'n'roll died until the advent of the Beach Boys and the Beatles.
Saturday, February 7, 2004, is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first concert in the USA, at Washington D.C. Stadium. Monday, February 9, 2004, is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first television appearance in the USA, on the Ed Sullivan Show.
I used to teach a two-semester sequence university course called the History of American Popular Music, so I am calling all of this up from memory, and I hope that I got the chronology correct.
Anyway, these are the anniversaries of "the day the music died" and the "day rock was reborn."