February 9 marks the day music was resurrected
If there were ever an Easter of Rock 'n' Roll it would have to be the week of February 3rd through the 9th. This is the week that starts with the anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly and ends with the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Although these events are several years apart, they are important dates for any music fan.
Though it’s been over 50 years since Holly died, the wound still feels fresh. It’s so hard to believe that the future of rock would be directed by a 22 year old man who had his life taken so soon.
When the 50’s ended, it seemed as though all the major players of rock were over as well. Elvis was in the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his cousin, Chuck Berry was in jail on tax evasion and Buddy Holly was dead. For the next 5 years, kids were subjected to nothing but parental approved, white bread Pat Boone and Frankie Avalon type music.
Lucky for us, on February 7th, 1964, a plane landed in New York from Liverpool and the world would never be the same again!