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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Songbird Salutes the 70's: The Day The Music Died

It happened before I was born...Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper...a winter tour...a plane crash...the stuff of legends....

Immortalized by Don McLean in a song oh-so-famous song that ushered in the 70's with a look back at the 50's and 60's.

We were doing a lot of that in the 70's, looking back at the idyllic but straight-laced 1950's and comparing that era with the turbulent 1960's.   Movies like "American Graffiti" led to shows like "Happy Days".   The nostalgia was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Still, there's no denying that the deaths of Holly, Valens and Richardson had a profound effect on an entire generation.   And McLean captured it so well:

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