Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Day The Music Died
Will Be 50 Tuesday

Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of the early-morning single-engine plane crash in Iowa that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper.”

I heard the Bopper's son on Coast-to-Coast radio early this AM. Did not know that the Bopper, J.P. Richardson, also wrote "Running Bear," and gave it to Johnny Preston who turned it into a hit after the Bopper died. (To the uninformed, "Running Bear" was a person and not a streaking reference.)

See http://www.winterdanceparty.com/ and "Chantilly Lace," is at http://www.officialbigbopper.com.

On Tuesday I'll toast everyone from Junior Three and Trenton High with a slice of Don McLean's "American Pie."as I remember "The Day The Music Died."

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