History of The Day The Music Died

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  • Richard Valenzuela, aka Richie Valens, currently had a hit with La Bamba.
  • Buddy Holly had several hits, including That’ll Be The Day and Peggy Sue. His song Peggy Sue Got Married was later turned into a hit movie by Francis Ford Coppola, starring his nephew Nicolas Cage (Coppola).
  • The Big Bopper,” mentioned by Nicolas Cage in that same movie, was not the name of a hamburger, but the singer of the hit song Chantilly Lace.


Oh, and the name of the plane? Was it, as has often been said, “American Pie?”

Silicon Valley Tech Exec: Cloud, Data Storage, Automation. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, andpop culture. Blog: http://billpetro.com

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