50 Years Ago The Music Died.

Clear Lake Iowa, Lubbock Texas and Sydney Australia, of all places, are all staging celebrations this week  for one of rock ‘n roll’s great performers that sadly, was taken from us way too soon. Actually there were four people killed on that plane in the early morning hours of February 3rd, 1959;  Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot, Roger Peterson, but Buddy Holly is the one who had the biggest impact on rock ‘n roll music.  There have been movies, musicals, music videos by contemporary artists and many other various tributes to Holly over the years and rightly so.  See, he started out playing country covers and bluegrass tunes, but it wasn’t until he saw Elvis Presley that he turned to rock n roll and only a few short months later he was sharing a stage with the king.  That my friends is a quick rise to stardom and no doubt one of the many reasons he is still relevant today.

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Video: HankIII on LiveDaily

This my friends is some real country music, not the nash-vegas bullshit new country that is so prevalent these days.  This ain’t your momma’s Rascal Flats son, I hope you can handle it.  See you won’t hear Hank3 on terrestrial radio, hell for that matter you rarely hear his grandad, anymore and that’s just a damn shame.

While your at it, why don’t you go sign the petition, lets all work together and get Hank reinstated to the Grand Ole Opry.

You can download MP3’s of this short stripped down set if you like over at LiveDaily or scroll down and check out the videos right here at UFOznbacon.

Though his lineage includes two country music legends, Shelton Hank Williams III , usually referred to as Hank III, prefers to pave his own way. The self-described “hellbilly” melds a touch of grandfather Hank Williams Sr.’s old-fashioned country…read more at LiveDaily

Six Pack Of Beer

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Country Heroes

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