Saturday, February 7, 2009


On February 3, 1959, a plane crash cut short the musical careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper: Giles Perry Richardson, Junior along with the life of pilot Roger Peterson. As music lovers observed the fiftieth anniversary of that tragedy, this week's Puzzle Corner is in tribute to them.

1. What is one of, if not the most, quickly recognizable tributes to these three lost musicians?
2. How is that plane crash often referred to as?
3. Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper were part of what music promotion at the time of the plane crash?
4. While any loss of life is tragic, the three musicians were not to be the original passengers. Who were?

The answers will appear in next week's Puzzle Corner. But for now, here are the results from last weekend.

The lyrics are from Sugar, Sugar. A 1969 release from The Archies. It was their biggest hit, but actually the third of five career (to date) releases, which does not make the group a one hit wonder as some people perceive them to be.

Reversal of Fortune

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