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


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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