Don McLean wrote and recorded this song and dedicated it to Buddy Holly after the awful plane crash that killed him. It also took the lives of Richie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
NTSB is considering re-opening the investigation into the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, , J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
On this day in 1972, "American Pie" by Don McLean hit number one on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks! Here's a local connection. I saw Don McLean on stage at the Utica Memorial Auditorium back in 1971, singing that song before it became a hit.
Some people leave their jobs on good terms, keeping their friendships (and, of course, future references) intact, while others come up with clever ways to burn every possible bridge between themselves and their soon-to-be former employers. But Karen Cheng chose to combine the two, making a cute video of her rewrite of Don McLean‘s ‘American Pie’ to give her notice at Microsoft.
Today is "The Day the Music Died", marked by Don McLean in his classic hit song, "American Pie". On February 3, 1959 budding stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Holly was 22, Valens 17 and the Bopper was 28...