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    The Day the Music Died

    Tonight will be the 50th anniversary of the plane crash outside Clear Lake, Iowa that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper. Waylon Jennings lost a coin flip to be on the plane. That night pretty much killed early rock and roll until the british invasion. I was wondering if any old timers had any stories about that time, they might be willing to share.

    The register has a pretty cool website about that night for those interested.
    DesMoinesRegister.com | Buddy Holly: 50 years after the crash that changed rock 'n' roll | The Des Moines Register


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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    are you in music 304 right now



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
    are you in music 304 right now
    Yeap, and I have nothing else to do.



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Iowans and the DSM rag will squeeze everything out of anything no matter how long ago.



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    It was the frontpage story on Cnn.com for a couple of hours this afternoon FWIW



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    We can always watch The Buddy Holly Story staring Gary Busey.



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Iowans and the DSM rag will squeeze everything out of anything no matter how long ago.
    Dude, it's a milestone anniversary. As pointed out already, it's made national news this year. You make it sound like it's all over the Register and the local news every year.




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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Dude, it's a milestone anniversary. As pointed out already, it's made national news this year. You make it sound like it's all over the Register and the local news every year.
    Well, it is all over local news every year, as there is a Buddy Holly festival (complete with a sock hop!!) in Clear Lake on the anniversary that draws people from around the world.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Well, it is all over local news every year, as there is a Buddy Holly festival (complete with a sock hop!!) in Clear Lake on the anniversary that draws people from around the world.
    Fair enough. I guess I just mean to say that it's a big enough deal (particularly on a milestone anniversary) that I wouldn't say Iowans and the Register are trying to milk it.




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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
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    Why? Are you?



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Buddy is great; his music will never die.


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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    music 304, i took that class last spring, really enoyed that class



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    My boss said his wife wanted tickets for tonight (when they were still available). At $85 a ticket, he said no.

    Lots of rumors floating around about who will be in Clear Lake tonight (Paul McCartney and Springsteen were two names mentioned).



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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    His influence was great...he should be remembered with great fanfair...


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    Re: The Day the Music Died

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Fair enough. I guess I just mean to say that it's a big enough deal (particularly on a milestone anniversary) that I wouldn't say Iowans and the Register are trying to milk it.
    Except that as the DMR cuts down on regular ordinary news statewide, it's been running numerous stories in a series about the event. I'm not old enough to remember it, so I haven't been reading most of the stories.



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