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The Place the Music Died (or Buddy Holly's Crash Site)


We all know that, with celebrities and notable people, “they die in threes.” When all three happen at the same time and place, it is even more tragic. 486 more words

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Song of the Day - 9/4/16

Going way back in the history books for this one.

“Come On, Let’s Go” – Ritchie Valens – Ritchie Valens – 1959


Head down memory lane with the hit musical, 'Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story'

Durban audiences can enjoy the story of pioneering rhythm and blues legend, Buddy¬†–¬†the Buddy Holly Story at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus from July 23 to August 7. 392 more words

Throwback Thursdays! "La Bamba" by Los Lobos

Oh buddy, this is a big childhood favorite for this guy (this guy being me. I’m sorry was that not clear?). The original song of course was by Ritchie Valens… 113 more words


Ritchie Valens - Soy Capitan, Soy Capitan!

‘ was a quiet, underrated yet enormously influential member of the handful of folk visionaries who almost single-handedly created rock and roll in the Fifties’ (Lester Bangs) 1,629 more words



I might be stuck in time warp in few aspects of my life but music isn’t one of them. I shake a leg with the contemporary music numbers and whistle the oldies, as old as 40s music. 48 more words

1347 Bluebirds Over The Mountain - Ritchie Valens (1959)

This song was written by Ersel Hickey who recorded it in 1958. Ritchie Valens covered the song and it was released on his posthumous album Ritchie Valens in 1959. 37 more words