In his 1972 song “American Pie”, Don McLean immortalized February 3,
1959 as “the day the music died” when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and
J.P. Richardson were killed in an Iowa plane crash. On this edition
of the Old School Radio Show you’ll hear how the music lives on.
We’ll present some of Buddy Holly’s hits and a few rarities, some
favorite cover versions both new and old, and a few special tribute
Buddy Holly’s music has held up well over the years and his influence
is far reaching. Now recognized along with Chuck Berry and Elvis
Presley as one of the pioneers of rock and roll as we know it, Buddy
Holly established himself as a singer-songwriter and innovator in the
studio, and helped popularize the two guitars, bass, and drums rock
A companion web page for the program can be found at http://www.wrcr.radiohistory.net/BuddyHolly.htm The page includes some images, more historical background on Buddy Holly and “the day the music died,” interesting links, and a track list with more info, including where you can buy downloads.
This program was conceived, researched, written and produced by Cece
Forrester ’72 and is hosted by Ross Hunter ’71.