The Day The Music Died - 50 years later

Carol

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The music didn't really die on Feb. 3, 1959, the day a four-seat airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) crashed into a cornfield eight miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa.
Five years and six days later, the Beatles, who learned their craft from Buddy Holly records and whose name is a shoutout to Holly's Crickets, played the Ed Sullivan show.
No, the music lived. It just got bigger than anyone in 1959 could have imagined.
Still, that plane crash deeply affected a rock 'n' roll world that in 1959 was still in early adolescence.



http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...the_day_the_music_died_didnt_kill_music_.html

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Still recognized as a great loss after all this time...that's a tribute in and of itself.
 

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Indeed, a stunning tribute that the music didn't die but flourished and had a series of remarkable offspring.
 

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