The Day The Music Died

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supervioletrays
The Day The Music Died

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary that the big three (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper) died in a tragic plane crash. If you know anything about the meaning behind the song "American Pie," this day has become known as the "Day The Music Died." You have to remember, there were three of the biggest names of the time, and their death shook the nation. So, does anyone remember the accident? I was way too young, but its still a sad occasion when three talented artists pass away well before their times.

The story of the accident

Analysis of the song American Pie

"I went down to the scared store, where I'd heard the music hears before. But the man there said the music wouldn't play. And in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets dreamed. Not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken. And the three men I admired the most: The father, son, and holy ghost. They caught the last train for the coast... The day the music died.

So bye, bye Miss American pie. Drove my chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry. And good ole' boys drinking wiskey and rye. Singing this will be the day that I die....."

 

                       RIP BUDDY, RITCHIE, AND J.P.

 

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ParrontTo3
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I was way too young as well... but have read alot about the crash in the past... people that pass way too early sort of fascinate me... sounds morbid I suppose... but I think it's because they didn't get to live out their dreams or to their potential... Anyhow before too many people start rolling their eyes lol, what I wanted to mention was I read that Buddy Holly's wife has managed his memory/songs/legacy.. and they were only in their early 20's..and married for 6 months when he died...

GAWD they were all so young... Rich Valens was 17!! The Big Bopper was what 28??? An 'older' man by comparison.. lol

She's been called everything from a 'beeeiotch' to a saint for holding on to his memory & name.. (I guess she even tried to make Lubbock TX pay for the use of Buddy Holly's name on a street???)  Strange times.  I remember reading last year that she was threatening the woman that the song Peggy Sue was supposed to be about (Peggy Sue Gerren or Gurren?) because the woman wrote a book and used Buddy Holly's name in the subtitle.. & told stories of when they were friends... I guess she kept a diary and decided to publish some of it...

 

Hot2na
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yes, know the song well! really liked madonna's version also. i've been a buddy holly fan ever since i watched The Buddy Holly Story on television as a kid. probably one of the best Gary Busey roles i've seen.

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LadyCerridwen48
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I have a love/hate relationship with covers.  Madonna's cover of "American Pie" is on the "Hate" list.  Gack.

You couldn't have watched "The Buddy Holly Story" as a kid.  Maybe as a teenager......  ;)

 

"Which one of these words don't you understand?  Talking to you is like clapping with one hand."

supervioletrays
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Only the original cuts it for me...

 ---We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion- John Keating, Dead Poets Society.---

Hot2na
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LadyCerridwen48 wrote:

  Maybe as a teenager......  ;)

..okay...fourteen. *kid at heart*

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LadyCerridwen48
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I always wonder how Waylon Jennings feels on this anniversary....

 

"Which one of these words don't you understand?  Talking to you is like clapping with one hand."

ParrontTo3
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I just can't imagine...

Zeev
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I would imagine nothing ... he passed away 2-3 years ago of complications from his diabetes.  ;)

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LadyCerridwen48
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Wasn't aware of that, never a fan of his, but I've always liked stuff he's written that other people have covered.  Kinda like Kris Kristofferson...

I'm weird like that, though, I always wonder about the ones that didn't die in things like this, and wonder how it affects them.

 

"Which one of these words don't you understand?  Talking to you is like clapping with one hand."

Hello Cupcake
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So sad :(

I wasn't even close to being born when that happened.  Though I remember this movie about Ritchie Valens.  My father was and still is a huge fan of all three.  So growing up we heard and read a lot about it.  It's really tragic.   

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