03 February 2009

The Day the Music Died

Well it was fifty years ago today
That the music would no longer play
They were comin' into their own style
And we thought they'd be with us a while
So we'd like to introduce to you......

To paraphrase another great group.

see, I told ya the parents were aged.



Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Yes...a sad day!

We khan only wonder what else they would have khreated!

Mom heard the story on NPR this am AND XPN did a lunchtime set yesterday!

PeeEssWoo: Mom has the Amerikhan Pie 45!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a sad, sad day! Yep, our pawrents are ancient too!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Marvin said...

so sad, the music died, Buddy Holly was the best, the good always die young.

My J says she was far too young if not possibly alive when it happened but she loves his music.

lotsaluv, sad Marvin xxxx

Asta said...

That was sooo sad..we love theiw moosic..and they wewe just beginning.
Mommi is old too, and in this stuff , she is glad
smoochie kisses

Agatha and Archie said...

PL2 says she and PL1 are ancient too but there is no other music than this....Love A+A

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Dad sez he remembers it well, he was in 7th grade, first year of junior high. He had LaBamba on a 45, he was a big Dion and the Belmonts fan and he had a lot of their 45s. His big sister had a lot of Buddy Holly 45s; neither dad or his sister was into The Big Bopper. Dad sez that it was front page news in the Boston Globe, whatever that is.


Waylon Jennings, one of Buddy Holly's backup musicians, gave his seat up to J. P. Richardson, who was running a fever and had trouble fitting his stocky frame comfortably into the bus seats.

When Holly learned that Jennings wasn't going to fly, he said, "Well, I hope your old bus freezes up." Jennings responded, "Well, I hope your plane crashes." This friendly banter of friends would haunt Jennings for years.
- The Bumpass Hounds

Moco said...

They really knew how to make music. That is what the crazy old bat says, anyway.

Joe Stains said...

makes me want to get some glasses and start making my own music. Our gramps loves all that music from then and he loves to sing it to us.

Stanley said...


My girl is not quite old enough to have listened to them when they were all alive, but she eventually discovered Buddy Holly & Richie when she was in high school. It seems so sad that they died when they were just starting their lives. Thanks for reminding us (that Muzzer & your dad are old farts)!

Goober love,

Eric said...

Ah, Square Dad is watching a programme on Buddy Holly right this minute. Sad.

Eric xx

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Thanks for posting. So sad.


wally said...

Your apes may be old but mine is wearing those glasses right now. Serious Nerditude.

wally t.

William Tell said...

NOW I know who My Girl and My Boy reminded me of the other day when they put on those 3D glasses. It was that Buddy Holly look!

We miss him.

William Tell

Asta said...

I would love it if you came wif me next time I go to England..
smoochie kisses

Georgeous said...

I thought Buddy and Holly were the names of 2 dogs?? Thanks for the education Gussy.

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Gussie,

Thanks fow your concern. Dad leaves the A/C on fow me and I actually spend most of my day inside sweeping, but that would be a bowing photo. Your Bar B Q soundz fun. Us Aussies love a good Barbie!

xxx Asta (oz)