Classic Rock Bottom


Buddy Holly was a Pioneer, using instruments on his songs no one else was doing, and getting into some Latin rhythms.
He was not really very good looking, nothing like Elvis or the other pretty boys, with his thick black glasses, bad teeth, etc.
But importantly, that allowed any average young guy to hope he too could become a Rock & Roll Star.
And Holly and the Crickets were self-contained- they wrote their own songs and recorded them the way they wanted!
At a time when Artists did what Record Producers told them, Holly fought back until it sounded the way HE heard it in his mind's ear.
Buddy was a true Rebel, and a major contributor to the Music Of My Life!
In this Final Chapter, I have another thing you may never have heard- Buddy doing a Radio Ad for that fateful Winter Dance Party.
It's thought to be the last thing he ever recorded!
Thanks for indulging me with one of my Faves, hope you enjoyed it!
Here are the links to a Very Important Figure In Rock & Roll, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 7, 2015 at 1:16am


I saw this, but there doesn't seem to be a real good reason to re-open the case- whether it's pilot error or some malfunction.

It is true Buddy Holly carried.

Hell, he was from TEXAS, LOL!


Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 5, 2015 at 10:13am

Buddy Holly Plane Crash Investigation May Be Reopened

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Investigators may once again look into the plane crash that killed rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly in 1959. The Globe Gazette reports that the National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the case.

A plane carrying Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and the pilot went down on Feb. 3, 1959, in Clear Lake, Iowa. In September of that year, the Civil Aeronautics Board ruled that the cause of the crash was most likely error by pilot Roger Peterson. Heavy amounts of snow was listed as the secondary cause.

Now, a New England-based pilot, L.J. Coon, has petitioned the National Transportation Safety Board to reopen the investigation. He claims that he’s discovered other issues that may have contributed to the crash, including weight and balance calculations, the plane’s climb and descent rate, fuel gauge readings and the possible removal of the craft’s passenger-side rudder.

The plane was in the air for less than four minutes before it crashed into a field and killed everyone aboard. The tragedy has become known as the Day the Music Died, thanks in part to Don McLean’s 1971 No. 1 hit, “American Pie,” whose same-titled album was dedicated to Holly.

The National Transportation Safety Board will now determine if the petition meets the requirements to reopen the investigation. ”You have gotten our attention,” the board wrote in a letter to Coon. “Let us do our due diligence in order to give you a proper answer.” It will probably take at least a couple of months before the board will respond to Coon’s request; it could take another year to determine if his petition will be granted.

This isn’t the first time questions about the crash have resurfaced. Eight years ago, Richardson’s son hired a forensic anthropologist to look into the matter. Among other rumors, a gun brought on board by Holly has been blamed for the crash. But experts over the years insist that an inexperienced pilot, coupled with bad weather, was the sole reason for the accident.

Comment by Mike Pell on February 20, 2015 at 9:22am

Well now we're both confused!

It's just the title of the song and the movie, let's leave it at that, lol!

Comment by Jon on February 20, 2015 at 6:51am

Not the one with The Hollies. Not in the movie. Don't know why I thought this version was, but it was the Buddy Holly version.

Comment by Mike Pell on February 20, 2015 at 12:46am
But the original was well before the movie.
Now the one with the Hollies, was that in the movie?
I saw it but don't remember.
Rocky...oh yeah, another movie, lol!
"I do the Rock...myself"!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Jon on February 19, 2015 at 8:05am

That first song is from a movie, "Peggy Sue Got Married". Guess the song kinda fits, huh?

This was rocky all the way thru. I liked that.

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