Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pop Music R.I.P.

I forgot about Wednesday being the 57th anniversary of the untimely deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson.

I feel my collection of audio CD-Rs are more and more transforming into one massive collective "musical obituary".

Lately it's been the deaths of songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint, Natalie Cole (a SOPHISTICATED LADY, yes), David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, and now Maurice White and Joe Dowell.

Ten years from now my CD-R collection stands to be quite "haunted".


  1. Yes I have the joy of celebrating my birthday on the day the music died. In fact years back I stood just about in the spot where the plane crashed on the 3rd of Feb, it was snowing heavily and freezing cold. Very similar weather they experienced on that day back in 1959.

    1. It's eerie being old enough to remember hearing the first and/or earliest songs by a lot of these recording acts, who recently passed away in their 60s and 70s, at the time said recordings were released.
      And to remember a lot of them were only in their 20s when their songs debuted on the radio.
      True, for a number of them I may have still been in my teens when I first heard their first/earlier songs, but still ...