The Day The Music Died

February 3, 1959

Buddy Holly
(Charles Hardin Holley September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

The Big Bopper
(Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

Richie Valens
(Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959)

Don McLean - American Pie


Swinebread said...

When are they gonna make a big bopper movie?

K & S said...

Wow, that was on Feb 3? Thanks for the info.

Don Snabulus said...

I'm happy to have survived another February 3. Good music.

PinkPanther said...

Though I wasn't born in that generation, but still love listening these 3 songs. Especially American Pie.

Um..um..if PandaB sings either one of these songs and posts a vedio here, whoa..whoa..how great! :-)

The Moody Minstrel said...

I really enjoyed that. What a nice bit of music history condensed into one wonderfully reflective spot.

Here's to February 3rd! May we never forget.

The music didn't really die, though. It just turned into a vampire over the years and started sucking the consumerist public dry. First we had a problem with popular musicians dying. Nowadays we just have to put up with them going crazy and turning into annoying public nuisances (e.g. Jacko, Britney).

Pandabonium said...

Swinebread - his son Jay who was born 3 months after his death and who performs tribute concerts to his dad, say that a movie or TV movie is still a possibility.

K & S 'Welcome.

Snabby - I'm happy you did too.

Pinkpanther - You have no idea what you are asking. You really don't want to hear me sing. Trust me.

Moody - you got that right. While there are still great talents, that era was particularly creative one, reflecting the social changes in process.

ladybug said...

Hmmm Feb 3rd trifecta in play..."Veird"

Loved all the clips and especially the music, (of course)!

Here's hoping the vampiric music industry dies a sunny death...and some new indie musicians rise from the ashes!

Happysurfer said...

PandaB, thank you for the great compilation. I love them all.

I only recently realised the wonder of YouTube and have put together some videos too though when I revisited, some of them had been deleted. :( Still, it's still a great resource. Thanks again.

Pandabonium said...

Happy Surfer - YouTube really is an amazing resource.