The Day the Music Died : The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens (Paperback)

Author: Lehmer, Larry

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Chronicles the events prior to the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritche Valens on February 3, 1959 *Author: Lehmer, Larry *Subtitle: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens *Publication Date: 2004/02/01 *Number of Pages: 300 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25

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Publisher Ingram Pub Services
Mfg Part# 9780825672873
SKU 33928544
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0825672872
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
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Annotation THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED, songwriter Don McLean's fitting phrase for February 3rd, 1959, when Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens, three of rock & roll's best known performers, were killed in an airplane crash in an Iowa winter blizzard, is Larry Lehmer's riveting and at times harrowing account of the tragic sequence of events that led to the three performers' fatal flight. Holly had experienced great success in the preceding two years, but was embroiled in a financial dispute with his managers that had left him short of money; not much else could have persuaded him to tour the Midwest in the middle of winter (the tour was somewhat hopefully named the Winter Dance Party). However, Valens and the Big Bopper, otherwise known as J.P. Richardson, were relative newcomers and enthusiastic about sharing the bill with the better-known performer. Lehmer provides useful background biographical detail on all three musicians, and reveals the mishaps and drawbacks of the tour that led to their last fatal flight, exploring and discounting several arcane theories as to why the crash happened; he concludes that the tragedy seems to have been a combination of bad business decisions, bad luck, and bad weather.
Editors Note Chronicles the events prior to the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritche Valens on February 3, 1959
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Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Schirmer Trade Books

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