In the Oldie comments, Jim Wheeler reminded me that Bobby Vee’s career was launched in February 1959 (The Day The Music Died) when he went on for Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper after their plane went down.
Then that reminded me of this – an astonishing and very entertaining lip-dub performed by the whole damn city of Grand Rapids. I think I posted it a few years ago, but it’s always worth another visit. Enjoy.
Because no one else can do him justice. There’s to be a movie.
I can’t put this in the queue . . . just found it and must post it. Chuck Berry with Bruce!
Ahh, slow dancing to The Platters . . . I fell in love every single time.
One by the ‘real’ Queen, and one from my distant past. A little Freddie (go to 1:25 in for the very best of the man – this one’s from Live Aid in 1984), and a little Jerry Lee (a more mature, more nuanced Jerry Lee and only one time kicking the piano stool) . . .
Trivia question: What other infamous American was Jerry Lee’s cousin?
Let’s boogie. (Yeah, this was proto-rock and roll. Honest.)
In 1959, he was with Richie Valens and Buddy Holly when their plane went down – that day was later memorialized by Don McLean in his song American Pie as The Day The Music Died. Here’s hisself, The Big Bopper.