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For those of you who may have lost track of the rock calendar today is The Day the Music Died, a rock-oliday in which we commemorate and celebrate the legacies of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and especially the Big Bopper.

2011 marks the 52nd—anniversary seems like the wrong word, but you know what I mean—of rock ‘n roll’s loss.

Rock Town Hall encourages you to take a few minutes of reflection on this occasion; to spin some Buddy, some Ritchie, and some Bopper; and to smash a copy of Don McLean’s “American Pie.” You can revisit our historic 2009 celebration of the 50th anniversary of their death here. Thank you.

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  7 Responses to “Rock-oliday: The Day the Music Died”

  1. mockcarr

    You read a lot of Onion two years ago, didn’t you Mr. Mod?

  2. No, I did my Onion reading about 7-10 years ago. I no longer keep up with it, but still enjoy the occasional sent link.

  3. I plan to watch The Buddy Holly Story and LaBamba back to back!

    FYI — Big show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake tonight!
    Artists scheduled to appear during the 2011 Winter Dance Party are Jerry Lee Lewis, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Original Clovers, The Collins Kids, Flash Cadillac, Tommy Allsup, Sonny West, Roy Head, Little Peggy March, The Fleetwoods and JD McPherson.

  4. If nothing else you’ve gotta go for a report on Roy Head and that crazy dance of his!

  5. mockcarr

    I’m still pissed that I forgot to watch Groundhog Day yesterday.

  6. LaBamba is on Nexflix on demand. May have to give it a look before Stern on David Letterman tonite.

  7. […] near as romantic and crushing as the three deaths we celebrate on the recently passed rock-oliday The Day the Music Died. This is not to say Elvis’ death by pills and fried peanut butter and bananas sandwiches was […]

 
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