American Pie….Revisited….Excellent Job

Although Don McLean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times.

And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed!
I knew that “American Pie” was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in February 3rd, 1959, and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day.

I have listened to American Pie for many years and I thought I understood what was being sung but now realize that I didn’t!

However, when the words are put together with pictures and film clips the song takes on a new meaning.

It took a lot of thought to produce this and it brings back lots of memories and also makes the lyrics really come alive!

One thought on “American Pie….Revisited….Excellent Job

  1. Upon further investigation: The airplane, chartered through Dwyer’s Flying Service in Clear Lake, Iowa, had no name. Its only designation was its wing registration number, N3794N. How the rumor that its name was American Pie (thus providing Don McLean the title for his song) started circulating is unknown, but it is undeniably false. As Don McLean himself said in 1999: “The growing urban legend that ‘American Pie’ was the name of Buddy Holly’s plane the night it crashed, killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, is equally untrue. I created the term.”

    “I still love the song and the compilation was well done. Oh well, who do we trust? I trust God and my brother, Jim.”
    -Sheila Tolley-

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