The day the music died

The day the music died | SO, BYE BYE MISS AMERICAN PIE THIS WILL BE THE DAY THAT I DIE DROVE MY CHEVY TO THE LEVY BUT THE LEVY WAS DRY AND GOOD OLD BOYS WERE DRINKIN | image tagged in old singers week,johnny_cash,american pie,buddy holly,richie valens,the big bopper | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I was just a kid when the song came out. For years I thought American Pie was the name of the plane.
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I never thought of a plane name when I heard the song. I think it refers to the upheaval in American society in the coming decade. We went from Beaver Cleaverto Eldredge Cleaver in less than a decade. The White bread America of the 50s gave way to the sexual revolution of the hippie era.

Yeah, girls had premarital sex in the 50s, but it was hushed up, swept under the rug, and if she got pregnant, she was sent to a school for wayward girls and delivered her newborn. Then, more often than not, she was forced to put the baby up for adoption. But girls were assumed pure at that time. With the free love movement, that changed. He's saying goodbye to the loss of innocence of the era.

At least, that's how I've interpreted it for the last 45 years.
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Deep thoughts. And you interpreted this when you were 15?
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Actually, 13. I was only 2 when the crash occurred. The only one I knew of by name was Buddy Holly. I knew of Labamba, but didn't know who sang it. Bopper? Never heard of him.
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SO, BYE BYE MISS AMERICAN PIE; DROVE MY CHEVY TO THE LEVY BUT THE LEVY WAS DRY; AND GOOD OLD BOYS WERE DRINKING WHISKEY 'N' RYE; SINGING THIS WILL BE THE DAY THAT I DIE; THIS WILL BE THE DAY THAT I DIE
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