50th Anniv. for Rock'N'Roll Tragedy "The Day the Music Died"

50th anniv. for rock'n'roll tragedy "The Day the Music Died"

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:09 am

USA Today:
Fifty years after The Day the Music Died — songwriter Don McLean's description of the Feb. 3, 1959, plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson — rock 'n' roll fans are marking the event both in Iowa, where the private plane went down in a frozen cornfield near Clear Lake, and in Holly's hometown of Lubbock, Texas.
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Re: 50th anniv. for rock'n'roll tragedy "The Day the Music Died"

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:16 am

That time period was especially glowing in my young life.That day was especially sad for me as I was a real fan of Buddy Holly.His music provides strong memories of the time when things were so very different in this country.I thought I was the coolest kid in the entire world ,cruising around in my hopped up 35 Ford listening to Buddy Holly thumping out Peggy Sue ,pretty,pretty,pretty,pretty Peggy Sue.Wow it still gets me thinking wonderful thoughts right now.Those type memories are like being branded,nothing can change them.What a wonderful time to grow up and I am so thankful to have had the experience.........Thanks Buddy!!! Mike
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