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The Day The Music Died

Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 am

Feb 3rd: Today is the anniversary of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and immortalized by Don McLean in "American Pie"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died
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RE: The Day The Music Died

Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:37 am

Also the 10th anniversary of the loss of space shuttle Columbia just passed.

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RE: The Day The Music Died

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:33 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 1):
Beware the start of February.

Didn't we lose Challenger in January, too? Seems like the first six weeks of the year is pretty bad.

I am not a fan of 1950s rock and roll, but they did lay the foundation for classics like Queen, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Rush, etc. so, yeah, it was a sad day.
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RE: The Day The Music Died

Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 pm

the native Americans called February a month of Death, I heard...
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RE: The Day The Music Died

Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhtYS-7hFM0

Another, lesser-known song about the day.

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RE: The Day The Music Died

Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:44 pm

Already a Bonanza was involved ! 21 yo pilot without instrument rating at the yoke, great idea.
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