Buddy Holly and Super Bowl Halftime Shows: It’s About Which Music Dies

I don’t suppose, realistically, the National Football League ever considered using the Super Bowl halftime show this past Sunday for a memorial tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and Roger Peterson, pilot of the Beechcraft Bonanza airplane that crashed into a cornfield near Clear Lake, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 1959, and killed all four.

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Buddy Holly, center, before the glasses.
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New glasses, new Cricket.
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Buddy Holly, top. Do these guys look like a threat to America?

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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