Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

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

Author:  Larry Lehmer
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The Day the Music Died Lehmer, Larry 1 of 1
$24.95
(Save 32%)
$16.82 + $3.75 SHIPPING
EARN 17 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
1 New
from
$16.82
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about The Day the Music Died:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0825672872
ISBN-13: 9780825672873
Sku: 33928544
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  NA
 
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
From the Publisher:
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
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.

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Schirmer Trade Books
Advertisement Bottom