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Buddy Holly Returns and Rocks at La Mirada

April 16, 2010

For baby boomers, what became of Richie Valens, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly often is tidily summed up in Don McLean’s anthem “American Pie.”

And the three men I admire most:

The father, son and the Holy Ghost,

They caught the last train for the coast

The day the music died.

Buddy Holly’s death on February 3, 1959, at age 22, arrested a career that, if it were a firework, had just exploded in the inky sky.

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