I was 10 years old when that song was released. I never knew what it was about; I just liked it. “The day the music died” was February 3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson “The Big Bopper” died in a plane crash. In the song, that plane crash symbolizes the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation.
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|Album released November 1971|
When I started my run yesterday I started with a “B” song which was “Baby I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive album) and went from there. I am going to work my way through my iPod alphabetically. I bet when I have it set to shuffle there are hundreds of songs that never come up.
Now I will get to hear all the songs.