February 3, 1959. It has been 50 years since the day the music died. Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Vallens, three of rock-n-rolls biggest stars at that time died in an airplane crash. It was a little more than two years before I was born. As a kid, I remember being home while my parents listened to these oldies. At the time, there was no way you could admit you liked this stuff. The folks listened to these guys as well as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and others. Over the years, I have come to appreciate more and the music that was made before I was born. Not only the old rock, but also the old bluesmen like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, and old country stars like Hank Williams, Sr.
Here are Buddy Holly with "Peggy Sue," the Big Bopper with "Chantilly Lace," and Ritchie Valens with "Oh Donna."