Fun Fact #11: Bye Bye Miss American Pie

Posted: January 11, 2013 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Fun Facts
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Most people have heard Don McLean’s song “American Pie” at least once in their life, but did you know it was inspired by the abrupt death of Buddy Holly? On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly boarded a plane that crashed not long after the takeoff, killing its passengers. When the news of Buddy Holly’s death hit the media, it became known as “the day the music died”.

Buddy Holly

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