Birthdays For February 3rd + Day The Music Died
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are sharing this date with two ladies in country music. Jessica Harp is born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1982. She becomes a member of The Wreckers, a duo with Michelle Branch, after working as a vocalist in Branch's band. Happy 33rd, Jessica! Singer/songwriter Matraca Berg is born in Nashville. She's best known for writing Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine," Reba McEntire's "The Last One To Know," Martina McBride's "Wild Angels" and Kenny Chesney's "You And Tequila," among others. Happy 51st, Matraca!
National Day The Music Died
What a sad day this was in 1959, when news came of a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that claimed the lives of 22 year old Buddy Holly, 17 year old, Richie Valens, and 28 year old, J.P. Richardson, aka: "The Big Bopper". The pilot of the plane, Roger Peterson, also was killed in the crash.
"The Day the Music Died", was dubbed so by Don McLean's song, "American Pie".
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Dorman Hight, 70 something. From Kathy.
Alex Bolin, 16. From her Great-Grandmother.
Willie Alexander, 87. From Leslie.
Jack Miller, 27. From Mom.
Rindi Wilson, 31. From Mom and Dad.
Andrew Kelly, 15. From Uncle Billy and Aunt Kelly.
Sharon Hawkins, old enough. From her good friend, Dee. Sharon wins our birthday today cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
No anniversaries to report.