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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday - How many can you name?












These were rare photos of famous people -

1.Angelina Jolie with parents (Jon Voight)

2.The Beatles in 1957.. George Harrison is 14, John Lennon is 16, and Paul McCartney is 15.

3. Marlon Brando (Note the laptop he's using!)

4. Elvis Presley

5. Marilyn Monroe in 1946

6. John Travolta

7. The Star Wars Cast

8. Sean Connery

9. Madonna, Detroit, 1976

10. George Clooney

11. My grandson getting his purple belt!

Happy Birthday Richie Vallens - wikipedia

The Day the Music Died

The bus they all were taking on the tour broke down and Buddy Holly decided to charter a small plane for himself and his back-up band (The Crickets name was surrendered to Buddy's former band mates Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin) to get to the next show on time, get some rest, and get their laundry done. Surf Ballroom manager Carroll Anderson chartered a flight through the Dwyer Flying Service at the Mason City airport.

After the February 2, 1959, performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly, Richardson (who pleaded with Waylon Jennings for his seat because he was stricken with flu), and Valens (who had won Tommy Allsup's seat after a coin toss) were taken to the nearby Mason City airport by Anderson.

The plane, a four-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza, departed for Fargo, North Dakota, into a blinding snowstorm and crashed into farmer Albert Juhl's cornfield shortly after takeoff. The crash ended the lives of all three passengers, as well as that of the 21-year-old pilot, Roger Peterson.

This event is said to have inspired singer Don McLean's popular 1971 ballad "American Pie", and immortalized February 3 as "The Day the Music Died". The event also inspired the Eddie Cochran song "Three Stars", which specifically mentions Holly, the Big Bopper, and Valens. Ritchie Valens was the youngest to die on the flight. He was seventeen.


That corgi :) said...

I can't believe I'm your first comment, Sandie; that rarely happens! I got Elvis and your GS, LOL; WTG for him with his purple belt; he's doing awesome!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I got all but George Clooney, yeah I'm GS is a cutie and I know he is proud of his belt. Moving on up.
I will never forget the day the music died I was 16 and madly in love with Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper's, Chantilly Lace was my favorite, and of Course Buddy was every teen girls idol, his music was so great. We did truly loose 3 great stars that day.

BECKY said...

This was fun! I knew some/most of them! I totally didn't recognize Sean Connery! :)
Your grandson is a cutie!
I've been to Clearwater, Iowa quite a few times in the summer. My brother and his family live near there...

Nezzy said...

I missed Madonna and Marilyn....sometimes it pays to be old! Heeehehee!

Here's a big old CONGRATULATIONS to your very handsome grandson! You go little dude!!! :o)

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Linda said...

I missed Madonna and Marilyn also! Congrat to that most famous of young men your cute GS and his purple belt!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Just missed Madonna, a true sign that I am old!!
Cute pic of Andy, and congrats to him on his purple belt!

Susan said...

Oh, Sandie, that was great. I loved Sean Connery's shot the most. What a screaming riot! I definitely recognized Elvis and the Beatles and GS. Ha! Have a fun day. Sincerely, Susan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats to #11, the cutest one of all! I recognized Brando, Elvis, and the Beatles too and George Clooney b/c I'd seen that picture somewhere else. Just goes to show...something!

It's Just Dottie said...

I really enjoyed your post today.
I loved all the pictures and trivia. I like Buddy . I always have. A friend gave me his CD Black and White for my B-Day. Nice to meet you. My name is Dottie.♥

Deb said...

Carrie Fisher must be a little person!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I got all but the first and last....I have heard that about the plane crash... lucky for Waylon
that day. Trish

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm not telling how many I (didn't) get. LOL! Love your new look... the lantana and butterfly are most cheerful!

My Grama's Soul said...

I could not name a single one........does that mean my memory is failing me??? (O: (O:

Thanks for sharing those.


Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I knew Elvis, Harrison Ford and Andy! I knew all of the good looking men of course! hehehe

Congratulations to Andy for getting his purple belt!

Have a Great Day!

Kat said...

That was great. Thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So funny, all those pictures! My son has a brown belt. Tell your son congratulations!

Mimi said...

Hi Chatty!!!
I now I have had a very busy week this week, My hubby was out of town for 3 days and it was still a very busy week, I got msot of the thigns done I wanted to but still have 2 big projects looming over my head to finsih, the week is not over yet!!!!
But it is Peach festival time this week end and we have a dinner date with friends on Sat. night, so will I get it done????Who knows!!!Probably NOT!!!!haha
I have also started my Photography business!!!!YEAH, it has taken me 2 years to finally realize I can do this, tomorrow is my first paying customer!!!I told my daughter I am not ready and she said "Mom you have been snapping pics your whole life 2 years nearly everyday since Miss C was born, you are more then ready!!!!Not charging alot, just more of a hobby!!!!
I will be starting a new blog for that business!!!SO Pray for me that I do not get overwhelmed!!!!!haha
hugs to you my sweet Georgia friend!!!
I knew Angelina Jolie and her DAD, Elvis, John Travolta, George Clooney, your grandson
and I knew the Beattles, that is it!!!!!

FishHawk said...

I got 8.5! For I missed that it was the Star Wars cast, and was naming the individuals I recognized. I completely whiffed on the Marilyn Monroe and your grandson's pictures. Sorry.