The Day the Music Died
So much talent silenced 57 years ago today in a plane crash.
- •Buddy HollyJust 22 years old. Talent, talent, talent. Guitars and glasses are a great combo. Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame in 1986.
- •Ritchie ValensUp and coming star, just 17 years old. Brief career but influential nonetheless. Inducted into Rock hall of Fame in 2001.
- •J.P "Big Bopper" Richardson29 years old. Was a DJ and singer from Beaumont, Texas
- •American PieIn 1971 Don McClean released "American Pie" and many say the event was an influence for the song. I've never met the man so I can't confirm but when you listen to it, it seems like a connection.
- •Countless artists influenced by them.
- •Imagine all the great music they would have continued to make.
- •Go play something from each one and enjoy it!Peggy Sue, LaBamba, and Chantilly Lace are the most commonly known but go ahead, pick something you don't know and revel in the talent.