Book: The Day the Music Died by Les MacDonald
categories: Book, Musician's Deaths, Tragedy, Jim Morrison, The Beatles, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Dimebag Darrell, John Bonham, Bon Scott, Music
Les MacDonald about this book: One day I was online and found a story about musicians who had passed away. I did some research and was shocked to see how many of my old favorites were gone. I decided to write about some of them and soon I had over 100 stories that I eventually decided to turn into a book. The stories are like a snapshot into the lives and deaths of some of music's brightest lights. The book should appeal to music lovers of all ages as most genres are represented. Musicians from the world of rock and roll, country, jazz, rap,reggae and even a very early composer all put in an appearance. From Mozart to Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin to John Lennon, Elvis Presley to Tupac Shakur and Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson, The Day The Music Died has them all. The phrase "the day the music died" is often used to describe the plane crash in 1959 that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. It seemed like a perfect title for for the book. Of course their story is included in The Day The Music Died.
From the introduction to The Day The Music Died: "While some of our favorites may have lost their way at some point during their lifetimes, we must remember that there is one thing that the passage of time cannot erase...and that, my friends, is the music!"
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