The Day the Music Died — A Music Maven Mini-Series

31 Jan


This coming Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, will be the 50th anniversary of the great Buddy Holly’s tragic death when the small plane he was a passenger on crashed in an Iowa corn field.

Holly’s short, yet meteoric career, provided influence for many musicians across many genres.  Over the next three days, Music Maven will pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson).  We’ll explore their influences and perhaps even reveal a few tidbits you might not be aware of.

Shortly, I will post the first of the series.  It will be a post on American Pie, the Don McLean classic inspired by the death of Buddy Holly.  American Pie  is a perennial favorite, but do you know about Don McLean’s musical kun-NECK-shuns?  Do you know all of the hidden meanings in the song? 

Check back to learn more…hope you enjoy the show!


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6 responses to “The Day the Music Died — A Music Maven Mini-Series

  1. shrewspeaks

    January 31, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!!! I took a modern music class my senior year of college and wrote a paper analyzing the lyrics of, yup you guessed, American Pie!!!!

    OOOOh I can’t wait.

  2. kanniduba

    January 31, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Okay, for someone who just recently was feeling “uninspired,” you are on FI-A!!!! 😉

  3. music maven

    January 31, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    It kinda happens like that. Dry, then a flood.

  4. shrewspeaks

    January 31, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I am just glad the muses got their asses in gear!

  5. shrewspeaks

    January 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Not to mention…I always loved the Big Bopper

    Oh chantilly lace and a pretty face and ponytail hanging down
    A wiggle in her walk and a giggle in talk
    Make the world go round….

  6. JenAdams

    February 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    My husband and I had our first date, nearly 12 years ago, at a play. The play was The Buddy Holly Story. We had a great time. It was educational for me too – I never knew much about the whole story before then. Now Buddy holds a special place in my heart.


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