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(Lubbock Online)   February 3,1959 - The day that music died   (lubbockonline.com ) divider line 69
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2014-02-03 05:35:17 AM  
 
2014-02-03 07:34:02 AM  
V-tailed Bopper killer.
 
2014-02-03 07:40:37 AM  
V-tailed Bamba killer.
 
2014-02-03 07:42:01 AM  
V-tailed Buddy killer.
 
2014-02-03 09:41:52 AM  
4:00 p.m. Gary Busey wanders in and frightens guests by screaming at anyone who will listen that he was once nominated for an Oscar for portraying Buddy Holly on screen
 
2014-02-03 10:07:55 AM  
The battle droids were broken...
 
2014-02-03 10:49:35 AM  
Let let the drunken monkey fly that plane.
 
2014-02-03 10:56:12 AM  

ArkAngel: The battle droids were broken...


And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul, now he's toast.
 
2014-02-03 11:01:21 AM  

Principal Clarinet: 1959 news footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nrWJ7sFm8I


And the FARK headline would have read:

"Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper complete the Rock & Roll death trifecta in one fell swoop"
 
2014-02-03 11:08:00 AM  
let it go man, they're gone.
 
2014-02-03 11:08:14 AM  
"Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death."

www.hwdyk.com
 
2014-02-03 11:12:16 AM  
Has anyone mentioned the conspiracy theory that has the Beatles fiddling with that airplane?
 
2014-02-03 11:13:24 AM  
Ritchie Valens, Eddie Holly, and The Big Bopper.

I bet they made a lovely barbershop trio of "AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!" together as the plane went down.
 
2014-02-03 11:15:35 AM  
Ever see the morgue pictures from that accident?

Valens fared the worst out of the three of them.
 
2014-02-03 11:18:27 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Ritchie Valens, Eddie Holly, and The Big Bopper.

I bet they made a lovely barbershop trio of "AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!" together as the plane went down.


Beautifully harmonized in anguish.
 
2014-02-03 11:21:52 AM  
www.historybyzim.com

Well, I hope your old plane crashes.
 
2014-02-03 11:22:18 AM  

Sybarite: 4:00 p.m. Gary Busey wanders in and frightens guests by screaming at anyone who will listen that he was once nominated for an Oscar for portraying Buddy Holly on screen


Randy Quaid was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Detail for 1974. I don't know which one is the weirder nomination from today's perspective, given what they're known for now.
 
2014-02-03 11:24:11 AM  

zekeburger: Sybarite: 4:00 p.m. Gary Busey wanders in and frightens guests by screaming at anyone who will listen that he was once nominated for an Oscar for portraying Buddy Holly on screen

Randy Quaid was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Detail for 1974. I don't know which one is the weirder nomination from today's perspective, given what they're known for now.


I would bet a lot of people's minds would be blown that Nicholas Cage one an Oscar once. Granted, Cage does put out a great movie every 5 years or so, but I'm convinced that it's almost by accident.
 
2014-02-03 11:26:20 AM  
As if there wasn't already enough reasons to have Clear Lake, Iowa.
 
2014-02-03 11:29:13 AM  
The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.
 
2014-02-03 11:32:19 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: zekeburger: Sybarite: 4:00 p.m. Gary Busey wanders in and frightens guests by screaming at anyone who will listen that he was once nominated for an Oscar for portraying Buddy Holly on screen

Randy Quaid was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Detail for 1974. I don't know which one is the weirder nomination from today's perspective, given what they're known for now.

I would bet a lot of people's minds would be blown that Nicholas Cage one an Oscar once. Granted, Cage does put out a great movie every 5 years or so, but I'm convinced that it's almost by accident.



What's better was that a big part of his character research was to go on a  week-long bender in Vegas, while one of his friends videotaped it. He then just mimicked his own behavior.

I'm convinced he's still a very talented actor (Bringing Out The Dead was grossly underrated, IMO.) It's just a shame he didn't stay on top of his taxes. Half the crap movies he's in are solely to pay Uncle Sam.
 
2014-02-03 11:37:47 AM  

Wellon Dowd: As if there wasn't already enough reasons to have Clear Lake, Iowa.


hate
 
2014-02-03 11:41:41 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Ritchie Valens, Eddie Holly, and The Big Bopper.

I bet they made a lovely barbershop trio of "AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!" together as the plane went down.


Wait. Are you mixing up Eddie Holly with Buddy Van Halen?
 
2014-02-03 11:48:30 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-03 11:49:39 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Wellon Dowd: As if there wasn't already enough reasons to have Clear Lake, Iowa.

hate


Hey now, it's not so bad when the walleye bite is on.
 
2014-02-03 11:54:27 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.


Did you know that "Don McLean" is an anagram of "No den clam".

Coincidence?  I think not.
 
2014-02-03 11:59:56 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: zekeburger: Sybarite: 4:00 p.m. Gary Busey wanders in and frightens guests by screaming at anyone who will listen that he was once nominated for an Oscar for portraying Buddy Holly on screen

Randy Quaid was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Detail for 1974. I don't know which one is the weirder nomination from today's perspective, given what they're known for now.

I would bet a lot of people's minds would be blown that Nicholas Cage one an Oscar once. Granted, Cage does put out a great movie every 5 years or so, but I'm convinced that it's almost by accident.


Reallyl?

Mental illness aside, Busey in The Buddy Holly Story and Quaid in The Last Detail, were both deserving of nominations at least.
 
2014-02-03 12:04:15 PM  

Stile4aly: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


adam carolla tells a story about a celebrity baseball game at Dodger Stadium, Ace on 3B, Tony "samantha!  angela!" Danza pitching, and East Side Morales on 2B. Danza stikes someone out, catcher starts the old 'around the horn'.  by tradition, the 3B is hte first and last to get the ball (meaning, catcher throws to 3B, around the horn, but the ball goes to 3B then pitcher).

anyways, ball goes to Morales at 2B. he wings it to Danza.  he wasn't looking.  Bam!  busted nose, blood pouring, he has to be restrained from Morales.

celebrity baseball, kids.
 
2014-02-03 12:04:17 PM  

pizen: "Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death."

[www.hwdyk.com image 289x217]


Quiet you. The Big Bopper was quite underrated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSyhw1xXCTs

/b-b-b-baby
//Oh you sweet thang
 
2014-02-03 12:15:26 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.


I think it'd be a worthwhile study to see which song is better known - just picking the "likely" most popular songs of each artist.
McLean - American Pie

Holly - That'll Be the Day (Peggy Sue?)
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Valens - La Bamba

I bet it changes if you ask people 60+, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 20-29.  People under 40 likely know that damn American Pie song better than anything, save for perhaps La Bamba.
 
OOF
2014-02-03 12:15:48 PM  

vudukungfu: Let let the drunken monkey fly that plane.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dffFZom1Mac
 
2014-02-03 12:18:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Well, I hope your old plane crashes.


Yeah, the Waylon angle of that night is pretty telling for what was in store for him the rest of his life.

This cover by Jennings still gives me chills
 
OOF
2014-02-03 12:19:21 PM  

OOF: vudukungfu: Let let the drunken monkey fly that plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dffFZom1Mac


(NSFW language)
 
2014-02-03 12:29:19 PM  

HeadLever: FirstNationalBastard: Well, I hope your old plane crashes.

Yeah, the Waylon angle of that night is pretty telling for what was in store for him the rest of his life.

This cover by Jennings still gives me chills


On the 2000 Buddha rerelease of one of his albums (either Honky Tonk Heroes or This Time), there were a few tracks of Waylon and The Crickets doing Buddy Holly covers.
 
2014-02-03 12:29:40 PM  
Any chance Justin Bieber can re-enact this?
 
2014-02-03 12:30:59 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.

I think it'd be a worthwhile study to see which song is better known - just picking the "likely" most popular songs of each artist.
McLean - American Pie

Holly - That'll Be the Day (Peggy Sue?)
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Valens - La Bamba

I bet it changes if you ask people 60+, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 20-29.  People under 40 likely know that damn American Pie song better than anything, save for perhaps La Bamba.


Born in '56, know them all, the older ones from being played by a dj at 7th and 8th grade dances on weekends in our church basement hall. And friends older brothers and sisters playing them.
Don't care for "American Pie" tho.
 
2014-02-03 12:31:01 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Reallyl?


if you can call out my typo, I get to call you out for forgetting to close your italics tag :p
 
2014-02-03 12:32:08 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.


That song isn't really about Buddy Holly
 
2014-02-03 12:33:50 PM  
Valens hadn't really taken off yet. His best was probably yet to come.

He had La Bamba, Donna, and Come On, Let's Go.

Big Bopper had Chantilly Lace.

But Holly? He had albums full of good material in that short few years he was active. Don't know how he would have been after '59, since he was starting to flirt with strings and full orchestration, but what he already had was great.
 
2014-02-03 12:35:26 PM  

Gary-L: Any chance Justin Bieber can re-enact this?


That would be a *TERRIBLE* waste.

Of a Beechcraft Bonanza.
 
2014-02-03 12:35:42 PM  
theadventuresoftransman.files.wordpress.com

Makes you wonder how much of his later hard-drinking & hard living was driven by his guilt, don't it?
 
2014-02-03 12:41:38 PM  
venturebrosblog.com

Still around. Just switched careers.

/Sousaphone?
 
2014-02-03 12:50:48 PM  

borg: Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.

That song isn't really about Buddy Holly


Point remains, if Don McLean had been killed by a plane crashing into his house, the song wouldn't exist at all.
 
2014-02-03 12:51:16 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Yanks_RSJ: The real shame is that the plane didn't land on Don McLean's house.

I think it'd be a worthwhile study to see which song is better known - just picking the "likely" most popular songs of each artist.
McLean - American Pie

Holly - That'll Be the Day (Peggy Sue?)
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
Valens - La Bamba

I bet it changes if you ask people 60+, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 20-29.  People under 40 likely know that damn American Pie song better than anything, save for perhaps La Bamba.


Chantilly lace is the only one I know from The Big Bopper, but
Holly - Rave On
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IUV-QxwlRM

Valens - Come On, Let's Go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ziSLGVQOSg
 
2014-02-03 01:09:55 PM  
Real shame about Valens - that kid had a lot of talent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZgzZaqXlvA

this one makes the hairs on my arms stand up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgTxoiGaCFM

God damn that monkey anyway.
 
2014-02-03 01:10:07 PM  
Mr. Bopper actually charted a followup to "Chantilly Lace".  It was called "Big Bopper's Wedding" and was kind of amusing and creative for its time.

/not to mention, he also wrote "White Lightning" and "Running Bear"
 
2014-02-03 01:18:41 PM  
The Stratocaster would've never gotten popular if Buddy Holly hadn't played it.
 
2014-02-03 01:22:02 PM  
static3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-03 01:31:22 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Mr. Bopper actually charted a followup to "Chantilly Lace".  It was called "Big Bopper's Wedding" and was kind of amusing and creative for its time.

/not to mention, he also wrote "White Lightning" and "Running Bear"


Really??? I did not know that. I just assumed George Jones wrote or co-wrote White Lightning. Used to be in a band that played a revved-up cover of Running Bear. Got put off it a bit, though, after seeing the weird lounge version in the movie Scandal.

Anyway, thanks for that tidbit.
 
2014-02-03 01:51:26 PM  

rickythepenguin: Stile4aly: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

adam carolla tells a story about a celebrity baseball game at Dodger Stadium, Ace on 3B, Tony "samantha!  angela!" Danza pitching, and East Side Morales on 2B. Danza stikes someone out, catcher starts the old 'around the horn'.  by tradition, the 3B is hte first and last to get the ball (meaning, catcher throws to 3B, around the horn, but the ball goes to 3B then pitcher).

anyways, ball goes to Morales at 2B. he wings it to Danza.  he wasn't looking.  Bam!  busted nose, blood pouring, he has to be restrained from Morales.

celebrity baseball, kids.


Tony Danza cuts in line.
 
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