Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Day the Music Died

Today's post is the first in what I intend to be a (semi-) regular "On this Day in History" feature. So without further ado, here goes: 

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens, J P Richardson and the pilot. To mark the anniversary, here's two tracks - first from Buddy Holly himself, Peggy Sue:

The plane crash was subsequently used as the basis for Don McLean's classic song, American Pie, with the roles of "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" attributed to the three singers:


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