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The Day the Music Died: American Pie for Buddy Holly

On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly’s plane crashed in Iowa, taking the lives of three great musicians: Holly himself, Richie Valens and JP “Big Bopper” Richardson. From then on, February 3, 1959 was considered “the day the music died.” Buddy Holly’s wife survived the crash, but would later miscarry their baby.

Don McLean would go on to write “American Pie” to commemorate the rock legend. It seems only proper that today, the 52nd anniversary of the day the music died and of Buddy Holly’s death that we stop and take notice. So, let’s remember him with Don McLean singing in the background and a big ol’ slice of American pie.

Here are a few pie recipes to get your started:

-Classic Pumpkin Pie
-Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Pie
-Apple Pie Cheesecake
-Pecan Pie
-Butterscotch Brulee Pie
-Chocolate Brownie Truffle Pie
-Classic Apple Pie
-Lemon Cream Icebox Pie
-Fresh Pear Pie
-Flat Cranberry Apple Pie
-French Silk Pie


“A long, long time ago…
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.

So bye-bye, miss American pie.
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, ‘this’ll be the day that I die.
‘this’ll be the day that I die.'”

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