The Brill Building Sound
Steven R Rosen, Paste, 22 August 2011
WHEN DON MCLEAN'S "American Pie" was released in late 1971, everyone tried to analyze what he meant by "the day the music died." McLean was likely referring to Feb. 3, 1959, when sweet-voiced rock 'n' roll innocent Buddy Holly died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.
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