American Pie

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In Music
  • The Death of Buddy Holly

    The Death of Buddy Holly
    The sudden and unexpected death of popular musician Buddy Holly shocks the nation.
  • Death of Richie Valens

    Death of Richie Valens
    Richie Valens, along with the Big Bopper die in a plane crash.
  • The Crickets

    The Crickets
    "And, the three men I admire most: the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost..." The three figures in this line from verse six are representative of The Crickets.
  • The Innocence is Gone

    The Innocence is Gone
    The beginning of the end for sock hops, pckup trucks, and pink carnations. The innocence of the fifties is gone.
  • Music Replaces Religion

    Music Replaces Religion
    As the 1960's progress many young people's faith in God is replaced by faith in popular music groups, such as The Beatles.
  • The 1950s Chevys were out of style

    The 1950s Chevys were out of style
    The old Chevy trucks are going out of style and a new era of auomotives are coming through.
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    The Radican Sixties

    This was the time period in which many counterculture movements got their start. This includes the Women's Rights, Black Power, Antiwar and Revolutionary Youth Movements.
  • Altamont Speedway concerts breaks into violence

    Altamont Speedway concerts breaks into violence
    Altamont was supposed to be a Woodstock sequel, but violence quickly ended the flower power movement after this concert.
  • Death of Jimi Hendrix

    Death of Jimi Hendrix
    The Woodstock performer dies of inhalation of vomit due to a drug overdose.
  • Death of Janis Joplin

    Death of Janis Joplin
    The famous American singer-songwriter dies of a heroin overdose.