Please come in and meet my blue jay. He is my blue bird of Happiness. I went out on the deck this morning to put some seed out. It was chilly-willy! I caught a quick chill and shivered. Of course, I was barefoot and in my pjs, might have had something to do with it.
Anyway, I had a second shiver and it made me think of the phrase: February made me shiver, with every paper I delivered.... How strange for that song used in the first Inauguration, to pop up again around a second one. It was Bye, Bye Miss American Pie by Don Maclean.
I began to sing it. I knew all the words, we all knew all the words. But did we have any idea what the words were about? I don't think so. At least I did not, but you know I am always the last to find out about anything! What did he mean with bye bye Miss American Pie, drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was dry.......And Exactly what Day was it when the Music Died?
As You know by now, Google knows everything. So I took a stroll through the Google Index and found all the answers to these questions! I bring them to share with You. I ended up on memory lane going back in time to when I was 10. I was Singing Peggy Sue back then!
Enjoy our little tour into a Famous Song
(and, by all means, please sing along!)
United States presidential inauguration
The following vid is a glimpse of the entertainment at the first Inauguration:
American Pie (song)
|Single by Don McLean|
|from the album American Pie|
"Empty Chairs" (promo)"American Pie part 2" (first release)
|Released||November 1971 (original)|
November 1991 (re-release)
Vinyl record (original)CD, cassette, vinyl (reissue)
|Recorded||May 26, 1971|
|Genre||Rock, folk rock|
4:11 (Single Part 1)
4:31 (Single Part 2)
|Producer||Ed Freeman for The Rainbow Collection, Ltd.|
|Don McLean singles chronology|
Don McLean performing at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012
|Birth name||Donald McLean|
|Born||October 2, 1945 |
New Rochelle, New York
|Genres||Folk, folk rock|
Buddy Holly in 1957
|Birth name||Charles Hardin Holley|
|Born||September 7, 1936|
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
|Died||February 3, 1959 (aged 22)|
Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, rockabilly, Lubbock sound|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, violin|
|Labels||Decca, Brunswick, Coral|
|Associated acts||The Crickets, The Picks|
Monument at the crash site, September 16, 2003.
|Date||Tuesday February 3, 1959|
|Type||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||near Clear Lake, Iowa, United States|
|Aircraft type||Beechcraft Bonanza|
|Operator||Dwyer Flying Service inMason City, Iowa|
|Flight origin||Mason City Municipal Airport|
The DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Mason City, Iowa
February 3, 1959
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Of Course, one more great performance