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Subject: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 02/04/05 at 9:08 am

I know it's a day late,but I'd like to say,rest in peace buddy holly, richie valens and the big bopper!

I think I'll go throw some Buddy on the ole HiFi system..

"Three young rock 'n' roll stars have been killed in a plane crash in the United States.
Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper - 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time.
The pilot of the single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed.
Early reports from the scene suggest the aircraft spun out of control during a light snowstorm.
Only the pilot's body was found inside the wreckage as the performers were thrown clear on impact.
Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tourbus.
All three were travelling to Fargo, North Dakota, the next venue in their Winter Dance Party Tour
Holly had set up the gruelling schedule of concerts - covering 24 cities in three weeks - to make money after the break-up of his band, The Crickets, last year.
Born Charles Hardin Holley - changed to Holly after a misspelling on a contract - he had several hit records, including a number one, in the US and UK with That'll be the Day in 1957.
A singer and guitarist, he was inspired by Elvis Presley after seeing him at an early concert in his home town of Lubbock, Texas.
With Presley serving in the Army, some critics expected Holly to take over his crown.
Richard Valenzuela was the first Mexican American to break into mainstream music, after being discovered by record producer Bob Keane, who changed his name to Ritchie Valens.
He had made three albums and achieved a number two chart position in the US with his composition Donna - about his girlfriend - in 1958.
His rock 'n' roll re-working of the traditional Mexican song La Bamba - on the B-side of Donna - has also received acclaim.
The Big Bopper had been a record-breaking radio DJ - with a 122-hour marathon stint - and reached number six in the American charts with his record Chantilly Lace."


Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/04/05 at 8:28 pm

The day the music died.  :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: gord on 02/04/05 at 8:47 pm


The day the music died.  :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat


they were long before my time but I think about them whenever I hear the song

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/04/05 at 8:59 pm


they were long before my time but I think about them whenever I hear the song



Actually before my time, too but you can hear their influences in music still. In fact, the Beatles got their name after Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Buddy Holly was deffently the grandfather of rock-n-roll. A lot of great talent was lost that night. BTW, there was someone else who was supposed to get on that plane, but gave up his seat to Richie. That person was a guy by the name of Waylon Jennings. We might have lost him too that night.




Cat

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: gord on 02/04/05 at 9:07 pm



BTW, there was someone else who was supposed to get on that plane, but gave up his seat to Richie. That person was a guy by the name of Waylon Jennings. We might have lost him too that night.




Cat


I didn't know that

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/04/05 at 9:11 pm


I didn't know that



I didn't know that either until when Waylon Jennings died a few years ago  :\'( and they had it in his obit.



Cat

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/05/05 at 6:22 pm

Would they all still be alive if it weren't for the plane crash in 1959? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: RockandRollFan on 02/05/05 at 7:10 pm

:\'(

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: AL-B on 02/05/05 at 10:08 pm

Buddy Holly is one of the greatest "What ifs?" of all time.

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/06/05 at 6:14 pm

Did anyone see the end of La Bamba where the 3 of them were on a plane and it crashed?



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Butterball on 02/07/05 at 5:08 pm


Did anyone see the end of La Bamba where the 3 of them were on a plane and it crashed?



Howard


Yes. It was very sad that back in those days, they didn't notify the next of kin b4 releasing the names of the victims. In "Labamba" the family heard about it on the radio. :-[

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/07/05 at 5:11 pm


Yes. It was very sad that back in those days, they didn't notify the next of kin b4 releasing the names of the victims. In "Labamba" the family heard about it on the radio. :-[



let's say the plane landed safely without crashing,then what would've happened to the 3 of them? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Butterball on 02/07/05 at 6:25 pm



let's say the plane landed safely without crashing,then what would've happened to the 3 of them? ???



Howard


They would have lived "happily ever after", of course. ;)

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/07/05 at 7:08 pm


They would have lived "happily ever after", of course. ;)


I'm guessing they would've been in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ???


Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/08/05 at 10:39 am


I'm guessing they would've been in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ???


Howard



They are. Buddy Holly was inducted in 1986 and Ritchie Valens was inducted in 2001. J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) was not.



Cat

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/08/05 at 3:56 pm



They are. Buddy Holly was inducted in 1986 and Ritchie Valens was inducted in 2001. J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) was not.



Cat



Why wasn't The Big Bopper inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/09/05 at 9:46 am



Why wasn't The Big Bopper inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame? ???



Howard



Have no idea.



Cat

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/09/05 at 3:56 pm

If they had all lived,would they've become big stars in the 70's and 80's? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: danootaandme on 02/10/05 at 12:17 pm

I remember this.  What a long strange trip it's been 8)

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 02/10/05 at 12:28 pm

I think this tragic event is something that's embedded in the memories of all music lovers.  A very sad day, indeed.  :(

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/10/05 at 1:50 pm

Did anyone watch towards the ending of La Bamba that the 3 of them went down in an airplane?




Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 02/10/05 at 6:06 pm


Did anyone watch towards the ending of La Bamba that the 3 of them went down in an airplane?




Howard


Actually Howard,when I was a kid,The movie "The Buddy Holly Story"came out long before "La Bamba" and that's when I had my first introduction to what happend to these 3 men...

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: Howard on 02/11/05 at 2:17 pm


Actually Howard,when I was a kid,The movie "The Buddy Holly Story"came out long before "La Bamba" and that's when I had my first introduction to what happend to these 3 men...


How did you enjoy the movie SM?



Howard

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 02/11/05 at 6:07 pm

It was very entertaining Howard..I'd recommend checking it out.

Subject: Re: 46 years ago 3 young men died in a plane crash

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/04/05 at 12:35 am

I just watched La Bamba the other day...it was really sad...those guys were sooo young!!!

Erin

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