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Sounds Like Saturday or: Ritchie Valens


Today marks the 59th anniversary of the passing of Buddy Holly, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens. All three were very important to the music that came after but the one that resonated the most with me, and I’ll admit because of the 1987 movie, was Valens. 169 more words


This Weekend: True Love Ways

Saturday night at 7 PM on “The Grooveyard”, we’ll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called “The Day the Music Died”. 184 more words


The Day The Music Died

February 3rd, 1959. That was The Day The Music Died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson died in a plan crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. 32 more words

Musical Interlude

The Daily Cut: Don McLean "American Pie"

Don McLean: “American Pie”

ALBUM: American Pie

YEAR: 1971

WRITER: Don McLean

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson all died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on this day in 1959. 898 more words



“Goddamned bitch bit me.” Jape was just repeating the words, over and over, no longer with much vehemence. Still, it was getting on his friends’ nerves. 961 more words


"La Bamba by Ritchie Valens (with English & Spanish lyrics)" 

La Bamba, pronounced: is a Mexican folk songoriginally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a… 452 more words


Don McLean announces new tour with UK dates

Don McLean, one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters, will continue to bring his music to stages across the world stage in 2018 with the announcement of concerts in Ireland, United Kingdom, and, of course, the United States. 387 more words

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