THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 3rd February 2019

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

The day the music died – according to Don McLean in his epic song American Pie – was 60 years ago, on 3rd February 1959, when rock-and-roll star Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in Iowa. With him were two other singers, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

Charles Hardin (Buddy) Holly, who was 22 when he died, was born in Lubbock, Texas, at the heart of America’s Bible Belt, and he and his family were closely associated with the Tabernacle Baptist Church there, though he himself was seen as something of a rebel.

His style was initially influenced by gospel and country music, and he formed groups with friends from his high school. After opening for Elvis Presley in 1955, he shifted to rock and roll. With his new band, The Crickets, he achieved international success with songs such as That’ll be the Day.

Immensely talented, he wrote, recorded and produced his own material and is often thought of as the man who defined the traditional rock-and-roll line-up of two guitars, bass and drums. He was a big influence on such major artistes as Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and was one of the first artistes inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 21 BEST Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly & the Crickets tracks:

  1. That’ll Be The Day – The Crickets
  2. Peggy Sue
  3. Words Of Love
  4. Everyday
  5. Not Fade Away – The Crickets
  6. Oh Boy – The Crickets
  7. Maybe Baby – The Crickets
  8. Listen To Me
  9. Heartbeat
  10. Think It Over – The Crickets
  11. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
  12. It’s So Easy – The Crickets
  13. Well…All Right
  14. Rave On
  15. Reminiscing
  16. Raining In My Heart
  17. True Love Ways
  18. Peggy Sue Got Married
  19. Bo Diddley
  20. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  21. Wishing

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…listening to a Buddy Holly tracklist and ‘Reminiscing’

 GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Which is correct to say: “The yolk of the egg is white” or “the yolk of the egg are white?”

Answer: Neither, egg yolks are yellow.

LOVE IS…

Love is… feeling loved and valued

TRACK OF THE DAY

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly

Highest Chart Position: No.1 25th April 1959

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Yorkshire Pudding Day

Carrot Cake Day

Golden Retriever Day

February is Library Lovers Month

February is Hot Breakfast Month

YESTERDAY

Was

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Hedgehog Day

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Lace Day

Crepe Day

Mermot Day

World Wetlands Day

Take Your Child To The Library Day

Candlemas Day

Groundhog Day

Sled Dog Day

 

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