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Visiting the 1950s

Last night, for music and history, we used our smart TV and did a time-warp to the 1950s.  Since we have the technology, why not use it right?  404 more words

Writings By Lynn K. Scott

Stretch Of 5 Freeway To Be Named After Rock N' Roll Hall Of Famer Ritchie Valens

PACOIMA (CBSLA.com) — A stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway will be named for Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Ritchie Valens, who grew up in Pacoima. 140 more words


John's Believe It Or Not... August 29th

Hey! It’s Tuesday! Did you know…

* 2005 Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on this day in 2005. 2,794 more words

John's Believe It Or Not

Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

There were a lot of old songs being re-released in the late 80s, when they were used in adverts and films. This is one of them, which re-appeared while the new version by Los Lobos was successful. 56 more words

Song Of The Week: "The Hippy Hippy Shake" by Chan Romero

What were you doing when you were 17? Were you writing a song that would soon be covered by the biggest band in the world? A song which, when covered by three other groups, would hit the charts in the 60’s, 70’s, and again in the 80’s? 453 more words

Song Of The Week


Everybody knows the tragic story of Buddy Holly: one fateful night, February 3rd 1959, Holly along with the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens perished in a plane crash. 471 more words

Musical Theatre

The Day the Music Died

“The day the music died” represents the first impactful loss to the world of rock and roll music. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) all tragically lost their lives in a plane crash on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. 561 more words