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“THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED,” and EVERY DAY THEREAFTER …

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Verse 3 – The End:

“Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance …”

“American Pie” as transcribed by azlyrics.com.

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2 comments on ““THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED,” and EVERY DAY THEREAFTER …

  1. Christmas, 1957 I was 12 years old when I went to Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n Roll Show at the New York Paramount with my friend Bob Wirtenson, my mother Rose escorting us through the stage entrance (!), girls screaming “Who do you know, who do you know?” My “Uncle” Eddie Heller, former owner of the Rainbow Record label, was by then an A&R man with RCA & his group, The Twin Tones” from Long Island (who he later brought to my Bar Mitzvah, a gesture I’ll never forget) were in the show ALONG WITH Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Richie Valens & The Big Bopper. I still remember all of them & Jerry Lee Lewis kicking his piano bench backwards. He was wild! Also saw Don McLean at one if his 1st performances of American Pie in the late 60’s or very early 70’s at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA. Then several times after, including a performance not that long ago, we’ll, around 15 or so years, in Clear Lake, CA & got to talk to him for a moment, mentioning the Main Point!

  2. Christmas 1957 I attended Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n Roll Show at the New York Paramount, going through the stage door with my friend Bob Wirtenson, my mother Rose along as an escort. I’ll never forget girls screaming “Who do you know, who do you know?“ as we entered! My “Uncle” Eddie Heller, former owner of the label Rainbow Records & by then an A&R man with RCA arranged this as his group The Twin Tones from Long Island were in the show ALONG WITH Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Richie Valens & The Big Bopper. I’ll never forget the experience that included Jerry Lee Lewis kicking his piano bench backwards across the stage. He was a wild man! Years later, late 60’s or very early 70’s I saw Don McLean sing American Pie at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA, one of his first performances of the song. Saw him do it several times later, the last around 15 years ago in a show at Clear Lake, CA where I talked to him for a moment about the Main Point! (A year later Uncle Eddie surprised me by bringing The Twin Tones to sing at my Bar Mitzvah, a gesture I’ll never forget!)

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