Alternate History Thursday: Death of Music

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On February 03, 1959 in the state of Iowa a plane crash claimed the lives of 4 Americans, 3 music icons, and their pilot.  It is known as The Day The Music Died, importalized by Don McLean’s American Pie.

This song is often misunderstood, or misinterpreted and for good measure.  Don McLean himself often refuses to talk about it, and you know humanity, we can’t leave anything well enough alone, so we try and come up with meanings for things ourselves.  This guy has probably my favorite interpretation of it (on the worst possible website).  What we know is that it’s about the death of Buddy Holly.  Who, along with Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper, perished in the plane crash piloted by Roger Peterson.  I can’t say much for the last 2 (before the pilot), but Buddy Holly was a good act.  If you’re not familiar with his stuff, you should make yourself familiar.

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