American Pie

Today is Friday the 13th! Friday the 13th has always been a special day for me because I happened to be born on one. However, many other people find these days to be the unluckiest days of the year. To celebrate this day, I decided to listen to American Pie by Don Mclean.

Released October 24, 1971, American Pie reached #1 on the Billboard 200 with its self-titled track “American Pie”. The song was written as a tribute to the plane crash February 3, 1959 twelve years before. This plane crash caused the death of three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The plane crash has been called the first and greatest tragedy rock and roll has ever suffered.

How do you feel about Friday the 13th? Comment below!

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