This is, of course, a song from a very long time ago-- 1972, to be exact. Surfing around on You Tube the other evening I came across this video for the song. I don't remember seeing this video before (remember- I'm from a long time ago, too). Any way, even though we know that the song is an endless quoting of references to other songs in the 1959-1970 era, I like the way this video interprets it visually. Enjoy.
The "day the music died" is, of course, Feb.3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in Iowa in a plane crash. Here is a video that explains the verbal imagery of this classic song.