Ritchie Valens – Come On Let’s Go

Old-Timer Tuesday
Most of the music posted here is new or newish. However, as a nod to the elders, Tuesdays are reserved strictly for music that was written and/or recorded before the year 2000.


February 3rd, 1959 is commonly referred to as “the day the music died”. Don McLean coined the phrase in his 1971 classic “American Pie”; it refers to the plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

It’s a little tidbit of music trivia that damn near everybody knows, but it was a good enough excuse to post a great Ritchie Valens song. Happy listening.

RIYL: Chuck Berry, The Crickets, good music, the birth of Rock n’ Roll, skeetlety-bops and shoo-wops

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