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Aspartofoutrock'n'rollseason,anotherchancetohearMariaElenaHollytalkcandidlytoDonMcLeanaboutherwhirlwindromance,hereightmonthmarriagetoBuddyandherlifechampioninghisnameyearsafter'themusicdied'.
DonMcLeanfamouslysangabouttheplanecrashthatkilledHollyandfellowtouringcompanionsRitchieValens,andJ.P.Richardson(knownasTheBigBopper)inhisnumber1hitAmericanPie(1971).ThoughMcLeanhasresistedrequestsforanexplanationofhissong,heacknowledgedthathewasaffectedbythedeathoftheseyoungrockersinhisearlyteenageyears.Andhiscommentaryonthewaytheworldwasrobbedoftheirtalentsgaverisetothephrase'thedaythemusicdied'.
ThisdocumentarywasfirstbroadcastonRadio2inFebruary2009.
Maria Elena Holly talks to Don McLean about her eight-month marriage to Buddy Holly.

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  • Documentaries / Classic Pop and Rock / Music