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Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:23 PM

Where were you "The Day the Music Died"?

On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died", after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his song "American Pie" in 1971.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died

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Reply Where were you "The Day the Music Died"? (Original post)
mia Feb 2018 OP
ghostsinthemachine Feb 2018 #1
DBoon Feb 2018 #8
Freddie Feb 2018 #16
MLAA Feb 2018 #2
secondwind Feb 2018 #3
mia Feb 2018 #9
Xipe Totec Feb 2018 #4
TomSlick Feb 2018 #5
Skittles Feb 2018 #6
Lifelong Protester Feb 2018 #7
mia Feb 2018 #11
Iggo Feb 2018 #10
LeftInTX Feb 2018 #12
CentralMass Feb 2018 #13
gopiscrap Feb 2018 #14
babylonsister Feb 2018 #15
MissMillie Feb 2018 #17
Dennis Donovan Feb 2018 #18
femmocrat Feb 2018 #19
ailsagirl Feb 2018 #20
catbyte Feb 2018 #21
Leith Feb 2018 #22
sakabatou Feb 2018 #23
FSogol Feb 2018 #24
meow2u3 Feb 2018 #25
Chipper Chat Feb 2018 #26
snowybirdie Feb 2018 #27
rsdsharp Feb 2018 #28
calguy Feb 2018 #29
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2018 #30
trackfan Feb 2018 #31
MrScorpio Feb 2018 #32
jmowreader Feb 2018 #33
montana_hazeleyes Feb 2018 #34

Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:31 PM

1. I was two.

I remained unaware the music died fr several years thereafter.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:53 PM

8. I was three

no memory, doubt my parents cared

I was in high school when the Don McClain song came out. I preferred David Bowie and Black Sabbath at the time

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 07:33 AM

16. I was also two

Didn't become aware of pop music til the Beatles. Buddy Holly was a huge influence on John and Paul's songwriting.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:34 PM

2. I was still a twinkle in somebodies eye 😬

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:34 PM

3. I was 13 years old, in a Catholic boarding school for girls.

Thanks for this wonderful post! American Pie is one of my favorite songs!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:22 AM

9. Love "American Pie" too!

I was 12 in a Catholic girls school when Buddy Holly died. By the time the song came out we had 3 kids and whenever the song came on the car radio I turned up the sound and sang along. Didn't give a thought back then that our preschool children knew the refrain.

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die


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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:36 PM

4. Escaping from my play pen by chewing through the wooden bars nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:37 PM

5. Busily learning to walk.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:41 PM

6. Waterloo, Iowa

 

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only 86 minutes away

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 11:49 PM

7. I was four. In St.Paul, MN

I later had the misfortune of missing Jim Croce (who died in a plane crash later).

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:26 AM

11. Another great song from that era.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:25 AM

10. I never got bornded yet.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:29 AM

12. I was two...Alvin and the Chipmunks didn't die...

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:42 AM

13. About 4 months away from being conceived ;-)

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 01:11 AM

14. In Frankfurt Germany

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 01:49 AM

15. I was three and my b'day is Feb. 3rd. I'm glad they're remembered. nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 09:13 AM

17. not even a twinkle in my Dad's eye

was born several years later.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 09:56 AM

18. I wasn't born yet

...but I still feel loss. Buddy was a very gifted and talented songwriter and musician. I have several of his songs in my playlists.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 10:35 AM

19. I was a little girl, but I remember it.

My mom had a radio in the kitchen and we heard about it on the news. My mom had to explain what happened.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:34 PM

20. I don't remember anything about it

But then, I was pretty oblivious to the news back then

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:36 PM

21. I was 3 & don't remember a thing. About anything.

Except my tonsillectomy. And all I remember about that was this thing coming towards my face & I felt like I couldn't breathe, then blotto.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Mon Feb 5, 2018, 12:18 AM

22. Crawling Around on the Floor

I was 5 months old.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 02:34 AM

23. Not born yet

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 09:26 AM

24. I was minus 6. I don't remember anything from that age.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:22 AM

25. I wasn't born yet

I was just an egg in my mom's ovaries.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:49 AM

26. my first year at college.

I heard it on the radio.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:53 AM

27. I was with

the members of my grade school girls club dancing in a friends basement!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 12:19 PM

28. I was 40 miles away

three months short of my fifth birthday.

Bob Hale, the KRIB jock who emceed the concert, would be on WLS within 15 months. That's an amazing jump in the radio world; from a 1000 watt station in Mason City, Iowa (population about 30,000), to 50,000 watt WLS in Chicago in just over a year.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 04:44 PM

29. I was 9 years 0ld and 90 miles south of Mason City, or Clear Lake. B oth cities are very close

I remember my mom talking about it and how it was a big deal and all, but I really didn't have a clue what it was all about at that age. I do remember seeing pics of the plane on the front page of our newspaper.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 07:14 PM

30. I was 8 and

none of those people were on my radar yet.............

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 07:19 PM

31. In utero n/t

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 09:01 PM

32. I was two year away from being a gleam in my daddys eye.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:55 PM

33. This is weird...

There is a photo of a radio station advertising sign..."The new KRIB, 1490 on your dial."

The radio station in the town I grew up in, KOFE, was also on that frequency.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:17 PM

34. I was a few days from turning 10 years old.

I do remember. I had a 7 years older sister who introduced me to music at a very young age. What a tragedy. They were all so talented and to think Richie Valens was only 17 and was already so great. What could have been........

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