My life in Bay Ridge while my wife works in Manhattan
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The snow falling in The Ridge today was a stark reminder that fifty years ago on this day, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a snowy plane crash shortly after performing at the Surf Ballroom as part of the Winter Dance Party.
The band I was in during my high school years played several Buddy Holly songs. What an amazing singer and songwriter he was. One of my favorite songs is True Love Ways, a beautiful lush love song.