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Offline mrclose

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Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:40:47 AM »

Fifty Five years ago today.

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Re: Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 11:53:18 AM »
"When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead.
It is difficult only for the others.

It is the same when you are stupid."

~ Anonymous

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Re: Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 03:42:49 PM »
It's a sadly notable date, but I never got 'the day the music died' meme.  The Bopper was probably a one-hit wonder, as a non-teenager stereotype.  Valens and Holly were probably going-places, but so were dozens of other musical left us too sooners.  The music never died. 
 

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Re: Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 10:59:38 PM »
Fifty Five years ago today.

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If you want to talk about the day the music died, consider the day Yokel Oh-No broke up the Beatles. Speaking of whom, here's a story and link to rare footage of their last-ever public concert, on the roof of their recording studio....

http://johannasvisions.com/today-the-beatles-played-the-rooftop-concert-apple-building-30-jan-1969-2/

The point about one-hit-wonders applying more to The Big Bopper rather than to Richie Valens is valid. You can only redo "Chantilly Lace" so many times before you wind up the fifth act in a geriatric road-show like we're seeing lately from former big music stars.

Don McLean did a catchy hook-filled tune, I admit. But pinning it all on the death of one singer --- whom ANYONE with eyes could see was not very telegenic --- seems a bit much. He was fine to listen to if you liked that sort of thing, as long as you didn't have to watch him.

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Re: Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 08:02:30 AM »
A little late, but I just recently came here.

Richie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela)
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