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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
Yesterday was the anniversary of The Day The Music Died when music legends; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson ( The Big Bopper) were sadly killed in a plane crash. 112 more words
This will probably be one of the more lengthy blogs I’ll ever write.
About three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party Tour – the only tribute in remembrance of these three that is endorsed by their families. 1,004 more words
Rock & Roll and an early grave. “Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.” It’s been fetishized, glamorized, and became the biggest Pop Culture cliche of the 20th Century, even as it continued a centuries old poetic obsession with romanticizing young death. 2,026 more words