Interesting story on the Buddy Holly plane crash.

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    Deane Johnson
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    The crash investigation is likely to be reopened as the original finding as to cause is being questioned.

    http://www.fox42kptm.com/story/28270101/buddy-holly-plane-crash-may-be-re-examined

    I have held a particular interest in the events of that night as I had spent the evening before with the group.

    #7655
    paulwalker
    Participant

    While this airplane crash was tragic, is has been magnified over the years, especially since Mcleans “American Pie”.

    However, I would offer that this was not “the day music died”. Music continued, and in great form with The Beatles, and all that followed.

    Air transportation was still a form of travel mainly for the rich, in the 50’s. Regulations, as noted in Deane’s link, were not in place.

    However, I respect the fact that many historians look at this event as important. The facts are a little more realistic, and it underscores how history changes due to events, but events only skew it at the end of the day.

    #7661
    Chico
    Participant

    Mr. Johnson- what were the details of the night before? For better or worse, you touched history. Love to know more.

    #7675
    Deane Johnson
    Participant

    Chico, nothing special. I worked a Friday night “teen hop” every week. I usually MC’d the events. We viewed it more as necessary work than anything.

    These groups were inexpensive and regularly made tours for starvation wages. I think this group cost $600 for all of them that night.

    It was very different than the travelling entertainment tours you see today. It was very basic and everybody was just doing there thing.

    #7867
    Chico
    Participant

    Sounds like you provided what was clearly an important entertainment for a hungry audience. Good on ya!

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