The Day the Music Died

Wow.  This video, sent to me by a friend, says it all. It’s clear what images would be added from the past year:

12 thoughts on “The Day the Music Died

  1. Arkenaten

    One of the opening frames took me back. The kid delivering papers. I had just bought my first Jimi Hendrix album and became a huge fan. One week later, while I was doing my paper round I read he had died.
    I was so stunned I could hardly speak for two days.

    Poignant video.

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      1. Arkenaten

        Will Jimi choked on vomit, not a drug overdose. If the paramedics had realised exactly what was going on and sat him up maybe he would have survived?
        But, as Sinatra once sang, That’s Life.

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      2. lifelessons Post author

        But, he’d also taken 18X the suggested dosage of barbituates, which certainly contributed to his unconsciousness and resultant death by asphyxiation due to vomit. Thanks for the additional info…

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      3. Arkenaten

        Wow! I didn’t realise he had exceeded the dosage by that much. You are right, no wonder he got sick.
        Thanks for that info. I have been interested in what happened that dreadful night for a long time.
        When did you find that, Judy?

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      4. lifelessons Post author

        Oops.. thought you meant where did I find it. I had always heard it was an overdose. Looked it up today before I answered your comment. Like many mysteries of life, we’ll never know for sure…

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  2. brenda

    At the dawn of the 1960s, Britain still bobbed to the rhythms of a vanished age. With the exception of one commercial TV network, the airwaves were owned by the British Broadcasting Corp. — known semi-affectionately as “Auntie.”
    The BBC favored a bland if nourishing diet of news, information, light entertainments and children’s programs. In other words, the rock ‘n’ roll revolution that was spreading like wildfire in the United States had been all but banished from the British airwaves.
    But for a group of rebellious, rock-loving disc jockeys, such restrictions were merely a hurdle. Many of them took to the seas, hunkering down on old fishing ships anchored off the Eastern coast of England; from there, they broadcast programs built around the illicit tunes of bands like The Hollies and The Rolling Stones….cited NPR

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