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  • Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

    Saturday marks the 48th anniversary of one of the more tragic days in American musical history....and it's being remembered by a special event at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.

    On February 3, 2007, citizens can remember Lubbock’s most famous native son with all day activities at the Buddy Holly Center. On Saturday, February 3, the anniversary of Holly’s death, the Center will host a guided tour with Rock n’ roll historian Bill Griggs at 3:00pm. The Real Buddy Holly Story, produced by Paul McCartney, will be shown in the theater at 11:00am and 1:00pm, and there will be children’s activities all day in the classroom. The Day the Music Died is an opportunity to commemorate the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, whose lives tragically ended in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa during the Winter Dance Party tour in 1959.

    http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/Spec...ic%20Died.html



    Gee, do you mean the movie with Gary Busey wasn't the "Real" story?

    There's no way to underestimate the talent of those killed on that fateful night, and just how far they would have gone - especially Buddy Holly, who was ahead of his time musically.

    And Don McLean's rather complex "American Pie" refers to February 3, 1959 as "The Day The Music Died".

    http://www.explainthelyrics.com/Amer...-DonMcLean.cfm

    "Throughout the days
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    Will bring us joys to share
    With those who really care..."

    --Barry








    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Re: Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

    Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post


    Gee, do you mean the movie with Gary Busey wasn't the "Real" story?










    I thought the Gary Busey played a great Buddy Holly in that movie.

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      I concur! Not only did Busey do a fantastic job in "The Buddy Holly Story" all the music performances were done live and not lip-synced! that's something that almost never done in movies before or since.

      It is interesting to try and speculate on what these three would have done if they did not die in a plane crash. It's almost a certainty that Buddy Holly would have become a superstar. He was beginning to adapt to the musical times, which someone who becomes a star has to do. He was writing music and producing. He was already Waylon Jennings' mentor and probably would have taken many other musicians under his wing.

      Of course on the other end of the spectrum, if it were not for the plane crash we probably would have never heard the name "Bobby Vee" the plane was headed to the next stop in Fargo, North Dakota. The Winter Dance Party went on for a few more days and a young Bobby Vee was chosen to be the replacement. He went on to Pop success from that point.
      Originally posted by aashee
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        Re: Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

        Originally posted by Ginarella View Post
        I thought the Gary Busey played a great Buddy Holly in that movie.
        For the record, I thought so too. I was only speculating on the title "The Real Buddy Holly story".

        As I recall, Busey was nominated for Best Actor for 1978 at the Academy Awards for his portrayal. I really wanted him to win. Jon Voigt took the Oscar for the anti-Vietnam film "Coming Home".

        --Barry
        Last edited by Radiobarry; 02-03-2007, 09:35 AM.
        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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          Originally posted by BDBopper View Post

          It is interesting to try and speculate on what these three would have done if they did not die in a plane crash. It's almost a certainty that Buddy Holly would have become a superstar. He was beginning to adapt to the musical times, which someone who becomes a star has to do. He was writing music and producing. He was already Waylon Jennings' mentor and probably would have taken many other musicians under his wing.
          And of course Jennings was supposed to be on that flight...I confess that I don't know much about The Big Bopper beyond "Chantilly Lace"...but I do know that Richie Valens grew up in the Los Angeles area, and used to take part in the now-legendary shows they had in El Monte.

          --Barry
          God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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            The Real Buddy Holly Story, produced by Paul McCartney, will be shown in the theater at 11:00am and 1:00pm
            A little bit of trivia...

            * Paul McCartney owns the rights to all of Buddy Holly's music.

            * The glasses that Gary Busey wore in the movie were actually Buddy Holly's and given to Busey by Holly's family to use in the film.
            "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
            - Satchel Paige

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              Re: Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

              well, being a big fan of that genre of music....it still stuns me that we lost such talent in one day.



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                Speaking of Valens, I think they did a good job with the "La Bamba" movie.

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                  Thanks for sharing
                  :crazylegs

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                    I forgot today was the Day the Music Died. I shall pay tribute by listening to all 3 artists.

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                      Re: Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

                      Originally posted by Motorboat Cruiser View Post
                      A little bit of trivia...

                      * Paul McCartney owns the rights to all of Buddy Holly's music.

                      .
                      Funny that Michael Jackson owns the rights to so many Beatles songs.

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                        Re: Remembering "The Day The Music Died"

                        Originally posted by Brain Toad View Post
                        I forgot today was the Day the Music Died. I shall pay tribute by listening to all 3 artists.
                        Right now playing on my I-tunes..."Oh Boy" followed by "Rave On".

                        Classic.

                        --Barry

                        And the three men I admired most...the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost...they caught the last train for the coast, the day...the music....died.
                        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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