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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fifty Years Later...

...and we didn't forget.

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17 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Fortunately, the music will never die. Amen.

cousin saul said...

David,
I never knew Buddy's last name was spelled Holley instead of Holly! Hmmmm...I've heard the expression that "you learn something new every day" but this is the first time I've learned something new on a Tuesday.

David'Z RantZ said...

SubTorp: "The Day the Music Died" is a neat phrase and all, but I rarely if ever use it. There's too much involved in the history of rock'n'roll to give even such an influential, monumental talent as Buddy Holly all the credit. Tragedy? Lord, yes. But as you said, the music itself will never die.

Cousin Saul: I believe his name at birth was Charles Hardin Holley, but "Buddy" was a family nickname since childhood. [checks internet] Yup. Score one more for the God of Trivia. "Holly" was a spelling error in some contract he had to sign, so he used it professionally thereafter. That's why his folks put "Buddy" right on his grave marker, but used their family's spelling for the last name.

Redbeard76 said...

I'm not getting on any planes anytime soon... RIP

(Not that I have a fear of flying... but just a gentle reminder that planes occasionally do fall from the sky, be it over a frozen plain or icy polluted rivers. Just sayin'.)

mulderjoe said...

I was going to mention that fifty years had indeed not passed...but then I realized that it is, in fact, 2009.

Holy crap! 2009?! When did that happen?

David'Z RantZ said...

"2009?! When did that happen?"

Shortly after 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, as I recall. ;-)

subtorp77 said...

David: I was thinking of Don McLean's "American Pie" when I posted earlier.

Redbeard: I'm with you on this one. No fear of flying, just too much of a hassle. And cost. I'm surprised they don't (sur)charge extra for the "convenience" of strip searching you, ere you board. You know, gotta pay for all that added "security". Hope no-one from Delta's reading this. They may get an idea...

David'Z RantZ said...

SubTorp: I knew what you meant. Since Don McLean used that phrase, it's caught on, and spread. Everybody says it now. I was just saying that I usually don't, and why. But I don't get overly militant about it. My point was that it may have been a nice phrase, but the music itself didn't die. Just three musicians. McClean was just being poetic.

Supposedly -- anybody checked the movie listings? -- a movie with that title was scheduled to open today, telling the story of that crash.

Ishat's Fire and Ice said...

American Pie was on the radio a lot today. Not so much Buddy Holly music or any of the others. Funny that.

John said...

Which member of the original crickets did you say you talked to at Mohegan Sun back in 2007 when you went to that first Bowzer concert? I was just curious...

Also, which do you think was a better movie--The Buddy Holly Story or La Bamba? (Figured I'd ask, even though they focus on different singers).

David'Z RantZ said...

I met Jerry Allison. He's the one who married -- and later divorced -- the real Peggy Sue. Don't believe the movie, which ignored that fact and made up an alternate version of how the song came about. They had to because they didn't have the rights to use the Crickets' names.

Which leads to the second question. I prefer La Bamba -- although Gary Busey did a great job as Buddy -- because I didn't know enough about Valens' life to sit there saying, "That didn't happen that way!" over and over again like I did with The Buddy Holly Story. Plus, Howard Huntsberry (the guy who played Jackie Wilson) kicked ass.

John said...

Was there ever a movie about The Big Bopper?

David'Z RantZ said...

Not yet! "The Day the Music Died," which evidently wasn't ready by its hoped-for release date of February 3rd, will evidently be the Big Bopper movie. It seems that his son -- who performs as The Big Bopper, Jr. -- has something to do with it. http://www.bigboppermovie.com/

David'Z RantZ said...

(I don't know why these links don't work on Blogger... !!!)

John said...

You got to put it in like this.

http://www.bigboppermovie.com/

David'Z RantZ said...

That tells me a lot. ;-)

Keair said...

The day...the music...died. :)

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