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:
- That’ll Be The Day – The Crickets
- Peggy Sue
- Words Of Love
- Not Fade Away – The Crickets
- Oh Boy – The Crickets
- Maybe Baby – The Crickets
- Listen To Me
- Think It Over – The Crickets
- It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
- It’s So Easy – The Crickets
- Well…All Right
- Rave On
- Raining In My Heart
- True Love Ways
- Peggy Sue Got Married
- Bo Diddley
- Brown Eyed Handsome Man
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn
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… 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
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
World Wetlands Day
Take Your Child To The Library Day
Sled Dog Day
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