3 February

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Today the music died

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American Pie Cocktail

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3 February, 1959, is known to fifties addicts as "the day the music died", a day immortalised in Don McLean's early ‘70s song American Pie.


Why today? Because today a plane fell out of the sky, taking with it rock 'n' roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, only a few miles out of the airport. So today we are raising a glass to Buddy, a bespectacled chap who overcame physical disability to become one of the 50s' biggest stars, with an American Pie Martini.

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