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I saw that February 3rd would fall on the day of the terrestrial broadcast this year, and I was preparing for it.
The only other time that has ever happened was Feb. 3rd 2009- remarkably 50 YEARS TO THE DAY for the anniversary of Rock & Roll's First Tragedy on Feb. 3rd 1959- the Plane Crash That Killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper!
I gave that 6 year old show a listen, and hearing all the things I had dug out- CD's, Old Vinyl Records, Old Tapes, and the presentation- I decided I could probably not really improve on it.
Plus I wouldn't have to go around looking for all those things again, a not so easy task.
So it's the not too old show you will hear, with a newly recorded Prologue...just mentally substitute 56 every time I say 50 years, lol!
And don't panic, there is a long song in here I will not be playing all the way through, just enough to make a statement and meet our needs.
This is the beginning of a 3 Week Series.
And I promise you will hear things in this Series you have NEVER heard before!
Here are the links to a Commemoration Of Innocence Lost, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:
At Soundcloud:

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Comment by Mike Pell on February 4, 2015 at 11:16pm
If you remember it, it would have had to be somewhere else, it is way before I came on to CRB.
Actually I would be proud if you were listening to me back then!
Eddie Cochran always sounded kinda like Elvis, but he was a genuine stone Rocker!
That's why that song is so strangely bad- I had heard it before but never thought it was by someone as good as Cochran.
Imagine 36 bucks paying the RENT, LOL!
It's always nice to inspire anyone to do anything, and listening to a Waylon Jennings album?
I'll take a bow, lol!
I don't have Amazon Prime, but I'll try to hear The Boxer some way.
Hey, no Golden Pell?
Thanks for listening and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on February 4, 2015 at 10:15pm
I guess that did sound strange to start, but I was warm and friendly just like a TV host- and the Truman Show never occured to me.
That's what I have you guys for, lol!
"50 years ago...  wow, I wasn't even born yet!" A lot of people can say that, and it's 56 years now.
But Holly was an original, I'll be sending out an article about him.
He was a true rebel, insisting on doing his own songs with his own arrangements.
No suit was gonna tell Buddy how to do what he already heard in his mind.
I have or had a chewed up cassette given to me by an Engineer that explains what each part of American Pie is about.
Problem is I think it is around 36-38 minutes long.
I'd have to stop it to play it on the show, then continue after the break.
IF I can find it and it is playable- but what a brilliant job this guy did!
Someone scolded me about Gary Busey, he was in an accident that messed up his mind.
I feel bad now, but I still liked him even crazy!
Now this is not only the moral to the story, but should be my SLOGAN:
Never fly to Fargo when you can stay at home and listen to a Mike Pell show!
Nice thinking Scott...very cool, LOL!
Comment by Mike Pell on February 4, 2015 at 10:01pm
Yeah, the Cochran song was brutal, and you too are right, second song wasn't too bad.
I wanted to take back what I said...but we all know that can't be done.
Hey don't give me that you weren't listening to music at that time of your life so you really can't say if it's good or not!
I remember playing Louis Armstrong stuff, before I was born, that you jumped on.
Unless you were...GASP...lying!
Who knows the DJ who flipped the coin? Probably some 5,000 watt guy nobody knows.
I might someday do an EXTRAterrestrial broadcast, but it will be a Theme and I will do it from Earth, lol!
VERY nice of you to pay attention to what I was saying for the first time EVER!
Figured it would be a once in a lifetime thing.
I mean, don't spoil me by actually listening to me, lol!
Thanks for writing, and listening to me, and the show, you are briefly my hero,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on February 3, 2015 at 9:13pm

Pretty sure I remember this show, but it might have been on another site.  

No idea what I commented then, but I will say that Eddie Cochrane song is horrible.  It's actually difficult to listen to.  Was he trying to sound like Elvis?  But the following song wasn't nearly as bad if you ask me.

I briefly read about this on Wikipedia and thought that 36 dollar thing was amazing.  Imagine 36 bucks saving your life.

Listening to the show inspired me to listen to a Waylon Jennings album (Right For The Time).  I don't own it, but it's free to listen to if you have Amazon Prime, which I do.  On a side note, he does a terrific cover of The Boxer on that album.

Comment by Scott on February 3, 2015 at 3:20pm

Did you just start off your show like Truman from the Truman Show did?  hmm.....

50 years ago...  wow, I wasn't even born yet!  I do love American Pie (not the movie - but rather the song!)  What a sad day indeed.  Gary Busey and Lou Diamond Phillips came to my mind when listening to the songs.  And then a more recent image of Gary Busey shattered my moment of musical enjoyment.  (((shivers)))

I do get their influence though and I appreciate and respect that.

Moral to the story, never fly to Fargo when you can stay at home and listen to a Mike Pell show!

Comment by Jon on February 3, 2015 at 8:16am

You're right, that Cochran song was maudlin. Especially with the talking part. The second song wasn't too bad, but I wasn't listening to music at that time of my life so really can't say if it's good or not.

Who was the DJ who flipped the coin? Wonder if he feels that it's all his fault. You need to investigate this, get some answers.

Will you ever do an EXTRAterrestrial broadcast? That would be interesting.

Except for those two songs mentioned above, the rest of the songs I've heard before. For the first time EVER, I paid attention to what you were saying. Don't worry, it's a once in a lifetime sorta thing.

Good show.

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