The Day The Music Died

by Maxi


“It’s about drugs.” That’s what my daughter thought the song “American Pie” is about. The family was sitting at the dining room table and somehow the subject  came up.

“Oh no, honey, it’s about a plane crash. The day Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and … and … ” I can’t believe it. My mind went blank. Jeez, I grew up with rock and roll.

Buddy Holly would belt out “Peggy Sue” with a hiccup in his voice and you couldn’t keep your feet still. Every time Ritchie Valens gazed into the crowd and crooned “Donna” we replaced the name with our own. And “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper would crank us up; he was our big lovable teddy bear.

Many people don’t know that Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on that plane. Only he switched places with one of the others, can’t remember which one.

What I do remember is: The Day The Music Died – February 3, 1959. Everywhere you went people were crying, young and old, all across the country. Not only here, other countries too. Imagine your three most favorite performers dying in a plane crash. On the same plane, on the same day.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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