Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Day the Music Died

On this day, fifty years ago in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP ``the Big Bopper'' Richardson were killed when their chartered plane crashed in Iowa moments after leaving Mason City heading for Moorehead, MN. Holly and his band the Crickets had just scored a hit single with ``That'll Be the Day'' ( :o( do you remember the next three words?)
Buddy Holly was 22 and left behind a pregnant wife.
Ritchie Valens was only 17, but had already scored hits with ``Come On, Let's Go'' ``La Bamba'' and the song I dreaded my whole childhood (I don't mind it now) ``Donna'' (for those who don't know ... my name is donna)
The Big Bopper was a Texas disc jockey who scored a big hit with ``Chantilly Lace''
Waylon Jennings gave up his seat for The Big Bopper. Tommy

Don MacLean wrote the song ``American Pie'' as a reference to this day.
Here's an interesting video suggesting explanation for many of the references heard in the song.

I know it has nothing to do with tea, but I believe each day that passes should be a day within which you learn something new. So look at this as a learning tool you can enjoy while sipping a lovely cup of tea.

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