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Stuck in the car with Leesha (Summer Music Series 1)

Summer is the season for driving in the U.S. and if there’s anything we can be sure of – it’s that at some point (especially in the greater DC area), we’ll be stuck in traffic….or if you’re in the car with other people, perhaps a fight over who is the radio commander. 1,618 more words


Winter Dance Party '59

Feb. 3rd, 1959 has been called the “day the music died”.  The music of Buddy, Ritchie, and the Big Bopper will never really die.  Their music has carried on long after their tragic deaths.  1,767 more words

Brian McTamaney

Part IV: Touring the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa

WHEN I MENTIONED to a friend that my husband and I were going on an overnight get-away to Clear Lake, Iowa, he immediately asked if we were touring the Surf Ballroom. 798 more words

05/30/2015: Donna

47 Down: 1959 #2 hit whose flip side was “La Bamba”

“Donna” is a song sung by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. 

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Sherry Baby

No songs are written
with my name, my face in mind;
no melody mine.

Sharona, Sherry,
Donna, and Paula as well
have been someone’s muse. 62 more words


Music from the past brings voices from the grave

The Big Bopper’s voice radiates over the speakers, telling a story about a girl who can make him “act real funny.”

The catchy tune may be just a little bit of what’s left of the Big Bopper, who died in 1959 in the same plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. 246 more words


Happy Cinco De Mayo

What’s Cinco de Mayo? Well, most American’s may know it as a day to slam margaritas and eat tacos, it’s actual a day celebrating a major battle in Mexican history. 317 more words

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