Do you know what today is? It’s an important day. It comes once a year and people all over the world have wondered why.
No, it’s not The Super Bowl, it’s The Day the Music Died. Made famous by Don McLean’s classic song, American Pie, the world of music forever changed when Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa on a cold morning in 1959. Sixty years ago today the world of music was broken.
McLean would go on to write the song that generations of Americans have spent trying to figure out, yet there is still a healthy debate as to what every line means.
One thing is certain though, the song is a masterpiece, but so were those who died in the plane crash.
Listen to the song, and remember the good times of the late 1950s.