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"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



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


May 13: Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder and Harvey Keitel

Today is the 67th birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, much better known as Stevie Wonder.  A major figure in soul, R&B and funk, he is one of the most successful musicians of our time; only three living musicians (Quincy Jones, Alison Krauss, and John Williams) have won more Grammys. 1,289 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Wise Words with Bruce Wise


Earth Day, 2017
          by Bud “Weasel” Rice

The seas are rising faster than they ever have before,
since shrewd Odysseus sailed wine-dark seas from shore to shore. 1,055 more words


2017 Winter Dance Party Recap

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake is getting things back in order following the Winter Dance Party.

The annual event honors the lives of rock n roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” who played their last concert at the surf before losing their lives in a plane crash in 1959. 98 more words