Remembering the first major tragedy in the history of Rock and roll, "The day the music died", this week on the Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac, smart speaker or tablet and join me for The Early Years, where and when you'll hear the best music from the first quarter century of the Rock and Roll era with occasional nods to other decades and genres.
65 years ago tonight, the Winter Dance Party Tour rolled into Clear Lake, Iowa, for their rock and roll concert at the Surf Ball Room there. Buddy Holly, Dian and The Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson, known as The Big Bopper and Frankie Sardo, were the performers on that tour. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson and the 21-year-old pilot, Roger Peterson, were killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Ioa, after the concert. This week, I'll play the set lists from that concert along with other songs by Buddy Holly and some tribute songs that were released as late as 1977.
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So join me, Steve Cutway, for The Early Years, when I make musical and magical memories remembering the first major tragedy in the rock and roll era, tomorrow afternoon at 05:00, after Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis and Before Snow White FM with The Snowman. Then stay tuned for Dan Sweeney's One Hit Wonders featuring one hit wonders from 1956 followed by his new show, Dan Sweeney's #1 Music. The Early Years replays Wednesday morning at 07:00 AM, after Deep dive with Graeme Innes and before Anthony Unleashed with Anthony Horvath, only on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories.
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