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Buddy Holly: ’Day the Music Died,’ 50 years ago
kansascity ^ | Feb. 03, 2009 | By PAMELA HUEY

Posted on 02/03/2009 8:03:41 PM PST by Flavius

DULUTH, Minn. — The rickety old bus pulled out of the Duluth Armory late on Saturday, Jan. 31, 1959, and headed across St. Louis Bay into the frigid Wisconsin night.

On board were some exhausted and stinky rock ’n’ rollers and their harried manager. The Winter Dance Party tour had just finished its ninth gig in as many days and was headed for Appleton and Green Bay, Wis., for two shows that Sunday.


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KEYWORDS: anniversary; buddy; holly; music
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1 posted on 02/03/2009 8:03:41 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r4_8pjJPxo&feature=related


2 posted on 02/03/2009 8:03:50 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Not for the 50’s myself ... but, its what it is .


3 posted on 02/03/2009 8:04:10 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius
Why Buddy Holly Will Never Fade Away
4 posted on 02/03/2009 8:06:29 PM PST by 6323cd (Loyal Opposition My Ass)
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To: Flavius

I blame Castro, Right Wing Oil Men and the Mafia.


5 posted on 02/03/2009 8:08:36 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Flavius
Was there a newsgroup banner for Buddy Holly? Was there a newsgroup banner for Jim Croce?

No. Who did the punks do a newsgroup banner for when he croaked?

GET OFF MY LAWN YOU LITTLE BARSTIDS!!!!!

/johnny

6 posted on 02/03/2009 8:09:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Flavius

SO WHAT?

Why do baby boomers need to memorialize pop culture figures and turn them into icons? I’m sick of it. I don’t care how many years ago Elvis died on the can, or the beatles broke up, and I am STILL sick and tired of hearing any track from John Lennon’s last album. Please just move on with your life, OK? I don’t see any Gen-Xers observing the anniversary of Duran Duran’s breakup, or reunion or whatever. Sheesh.


7 posted on 02/03/2009 8:09:25 PM PST by Grig
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To: Grig
It's a generational thing.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

/johnny

8 posted on 02/03/2009 8:10:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Grig

Oh how do you feel about it really.


9 posted on 02/03/2009 8:11:16 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Grig

They sure made a fuss over that loser in “nirvana” though, didn’t they?


10 posted on 02/03/2009 8:11:23 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: Grig
On our behalf. I do have to say that most of us just said "Bummer" when Hendrix bit it.

/johnny

11 posted on 02/03/2009 8:14:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Grig
Why do baby boomers need to memorialize pop culture figures and turn them into icons? I’m sick of it.

Non baby boomers are such whiners. Get over it.

It's only rock and roll....

12 posted on 02/03/2009 8:16:10 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Grig

You’ve gotta know the wheat from the chaff, and you’ve just announced to the whole world that you don’t. That’s all right. Buddy Holly was no Duran Duran, even if he’ll be eventually forgotten like Rudi Vallee. But 50 years of staying power unlike most of his contemporaries counts for something. Check him out, he’s better at his weakest than what’s on today’s radio and MTV, he really is.


13 posted on 02/03/2009 8:16:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Flavius
Ya..."Music Died"

lol

14 posted on 02/03/2009 8:19:33 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Flavius

Buddy Holly Live in New York ~ Peggy Sue 1958
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lhgO8rZs1Fg&feature=related


15 posted on 02/03/2009 8:19:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Revolting cat!
Check him out, he’s better at his weakest than what’s on today’s radio and MTV, he really is.

Definitely.

and heck, we still have to hear about that wierdo who did the Moonwalk.

17 posted on 02/03/2009 8:21:29 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Grig

I had a girl, Donna was her name
Since she left me I’ve never been the same
‘Cause I love my girl
Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?

Oh, Donna, oh, Donna
Oh, Donna, oh, Donna


18 posted on 02/03/2009 8:21:48 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Communism, Fascism, Socialism)
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To: mamelukesabre

I wrote a negative letter to the editor right after Kurt died and his wife called me up and cussed me out.


19 posted on 02/03/2009 8:23:06 PM PST by packrat35 (To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women...)
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To: Flavius

Buddy Holly - True Love Ways
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x9PPtPmoy4&NR=1


20 posted on 02/03/2009 8:24:38 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Grig
... the anniversary of Duran Duran’s breakup, ...

Who's?

21 posted on 02/03/2009 8:27:12 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: packrat35

She could have hurt you, LOL.


22 posted on 02/03/2009 8:28:20 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Communism, Fascism, Socialism)
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To: RobinOfKingston
Who's?

He made an obscure 20th century reference.

/johnny

23 posted on 02/03/2009 8:29:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Flavius

Richie Valens ~ Sleepwalk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH_ITAj7JFw


24 posted on 02/03/2009 8:31:00 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Tennessee Nana

that was slimy.


25 posted on 02/03/2009 8:31:42 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: Flavius

Don Mclean - American pie (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMlzfpwJZuc


26 posted on 02/03/2009 8:36:12 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Grig

I am not a boomer, a few years older, but I do not think it is terrible to remember your youth. Buddy Holly was of my youth and his music was wonderful in our time. Sorry you feel that it is not significant but to the ones who lived during that time, it was. And why does it bother you?


27 posted on 02/03/2009 8:44:10 PM PST by sibb1213
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To: sibb1213

I love the music I grew up with, I don’t obsess over what artist died when or how. I am annoyed with how baby boomers seem to think the whole world revolves around these pop culture idol’s history and I am tired of these constant media orgies over what are minor events in history.


28 posted on 02/03/2009 8:52:00 PM PST by Grig
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To: Grig
"I don’t see any Gen-Xers observing the anniversary of Duran Duran’s breakup, or reunion or whatever." 7 posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 11:09:25 PM by Grig

Duran Duran was no Buddy Holly. It was three major pop idols of Rock music dying at the same in '59 at a time there were more teenagers than adults in every town who enjoyed dancing to the music. There was no internet and Rock musicians still knew how to play guitar. People looked forward to watching Ed Sullivan every week to see the latest act (most of which were GREAT, unlike today). It was a different culture. It was better. America was better. There was more optimism. Losers couldn't become pop stars then. You had to be good. The music was good. It was better.No one had nose rings and girls didn't sport tattoos on their butts.

29 posted on 02/03/2009 8:53:35 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Flavius

The Crickets ~ Not Fade Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd6zBMZ423g


30 posted on 02/03/2009 8:54:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: sibb1213
Buddy Holly is “the day . . . the music . . . died. We were singin’ . . . .”

Buddy gave us, among other things, double-tracked vocals. So what? Find yourself some Beatles’ recordings that are NOT double-tracked.

More importantly, Buddy and his pioneer cohorts fought and paid dearly to legitimize rock-n-roll.

Those who cannot appreciate what these guys did for those who came after are the same small-picture people who cannot appreciate what those “old guys” in the VFW overseas caps did for them.

Just sigh, and “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” ;)

31 posted on 02/03/2009 8:56:07 PM PST by shoutingandpointing
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To: Grig

Buddy Holly was pre-boomer, btw. Wrong generation.
His music did inspire the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
The Gary Busey film about Holly is worth watching.


32 posted on 02/03/2009 8:56:26 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Grig
over what are minor events in history.

I'll do this nice... No Sergeant voice intended.

Those 'minor events' in history... Dude, that's all we had. There was no internet. There was no TV most of the time. I had morse code on the ham radio.

NO INTERNET! NO TV!

You would (not do well) and I would kick your butt at Monopoly.

/johnny

33 posted on 02/03/2009 8:57:47 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: donna

OH my I do love that song...


34 posted on 02/03/2009 9:07:03 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Grig
I don’t care how many years ago Elvis died on the can

I don't think you even want to go there.

If you get a chance go to Graceland and check out the gold records.

Walls,and I'm talking walls of gold records.Elvis was a true icon around the world.

35 posted on 02/03/2009 9:08:19 PM PST by hercuroc
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To: Revolting cat!

I was comparing the behaviour of two different generations, not the skill of two different artists. The music is not the man, and it is IMHO foolish to idolize anybody on the basis of how good a musician they are. Enjoy the music, yes, but to elevate the musician into some cult idol? That is silly.


36 posted on 02/03/2009 9:09:56 PM PST by Grig
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To: JRandomFreeper
"On Jan. 31, the tour made its second-longest haul — 368 miles from Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Duluth. Bob Dylan, then a high schooler from Hibbing, Minn., has told the story of making eye contact with Holly. “He was great. He was incredible. I mean, I’ll never forget the image of seeing Buddy Holly up on the bandstand,” he told Rolling Stone magazine in 1984. "


If they are not teaching kids today about Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Don McLean's "American Pie" in school, there's a problem.

37 posted on 02/03/2009 9:10:58 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Grig
"SO WHAT?" "I’m sick of it" "Please just move on with your life" "Sheesh"

That's how I feel about Canada.


38 posted on 02/03/2009 9:11:17 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: packrat35

” his wife called me up and cussed me out.”
That must have been something else-that woman could probably make a drill sergeant blush;)


39 posted on 02/03/2009 9:11:28 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Duran Duran was no Buddy Holly.

There was no internet and Rock musicians still knew how to play guitar. People looked forward to watching Ed Sullivan every week to see the latest act (most of which were GREAT, unlike today). It was a different culture. It was better. America was better. There was more optimism. Losers couldn't become pop stars then. You had to be good. The music was good. It was better.No one had nose rings and girls didn't sport tattoos on their butts.

The influence Ed Sullivan had during the course of his generation was unreal.

He had what was possibly the most remarkable career in the history of network television (yes, that even includes the likes of Johnny Carson).

40 posted on 02/03/2009 9:12:54 PM PST by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I didn’t have INTERNET till I went to University, and it was many years after that till it became available at home.

Also, you would not kick my butt at Monopoly because I can’t stand playing it. Too long, too boring.


41 posted on 02/03/2009 9:16:18 PM PST by Grig
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To: Cyropaedia
Muehleisen was great on guit-fiddle. He played and died with Croce in the plane crash.

/johnny

42 posted on 02/03/2009 9:17:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Grig
because I can’t stand playing it. Too long, too boring.

Sit through Hendrix in NY.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

/johnny

43 posted on 02/03/2009 9:18:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Cyropaedia

It was amazing.

There were fewer networks and shows, of course. But the musical acts that were on Sullivan in the '50s and '60s were incredible. There's NOTHING like that today. Everyone would be talking about it at school. In a way it held the country together. You knew everyone was watching Ed Sullivan. An amazing period in television and American culture.

44 posted on 02/03/2009 9:21:57 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: shoutingandpointing
I'm from Beaumont Texas, and Buddy Holly was a big deal there, as was the Big Bopper and others. The Day the Music Died is etched in my memory. It was a very sad day for the teenager I was at the time.

I still love listening to him.

45 posted on 02/03/2009 9:29:02 PM PST by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: Grig
What you don't know is that culture used to be a bottom up phenom. Around the mid/late '70s what was cool became to be decided by ad campaigns. Now Generation Stupid has nothing except fear and obedience.

iTunes cranking The Beatles covering Holly's That'll Be The Day. Fine, fine, superfine. Blow your mind, every time.

The poster who said: "he really is" is right, he really is.


46 posted on 02/03/2009 9:30:54 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Grig

That’s because Gen-X losers don’t have any music worth celebrating.

Deal with it.


47 posted on 02/03/2009 9:32:02 PM PST by Pelham (Beheading is just a different way of expressing ones relational milieu)
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To: Carl LaFong

Don’t be silly, it was BUSH’S FAULT !

(for old time sake)


48 posted on 02/03/2009 9:35:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Pelham
That’s because Gen-X losers don’t have any music worth celebrating.

They have the B**th**e Surfers, and "I Love Her So I Had to Kill Her" How's that for Hall of Fame material?

/johnny

49 posted on 02/03/2009 9:38:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Carl LaFong

You left out Nixon.


50 posted on 02/03/2009 9:44:04 PM PST by BBell
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