Holly Fan, Gary Moore, Kenny Aronoff discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Less sleep better. KFI AM six forty. And welcome back to coast to coast. Let me tell you about Gary Moore gear the author of the critically acclaimed book playing with the enemy winner of the two thousand six military writer's society of America book of the euro award plane with the enemy is currently option. Does a major motion picture Gary is a contributing author for chicken soup for the father and son soul and the self syndicated columnist with a degree in music education from vendor cook, Gary has performed professionally music of all genres and taught students of all ages and groups and will often mix his progressive performance skills. Into the subject matter at hand. Gary welcome to the program and welcome back. I should say George. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to be on. And and it's great beyond with you. I've been a fan I had a chance to interview Kenny aronoff about a year ago, the great drummer and God, he's he's exciting. He wrote a book and he's one of. A kind one of a kind you must know all kinds of musicians to. I do I do. It's been a real pleasure. Most my life. I've been able to be around some of the some of the great ones out for me. The greatest Graham river was buddy, rich. Yeah. Every time I hear that song American pie. I think of this tragedy. This incredible story. How did you get interested in it? You know, I was never buddy Holly fan. It's just the strangest thing the way it was drawn into this. My my mother-in-law who is just bad. It was just the kind of wonderful woman you'd ever meet. Lived in Iowa grew up in Waterloo. She for her seventy fifth birthday said she wanted to go to the reenactment of the winter dance party. Well, I thought the winter dance party knowing her age must have been ballroom dancing. I thought I should take some dance lessons about later found off out that she was just a rabbit buddy Holly fan, and I didn't know it. And so we we went to the reenactments a performer John Mueller who travels with the show he owns the rights now, the winter dance party, and you know, I sat through the. The evening, and it was he was great music and wonderfully performed. The big Bopper was performed by the big Bopper, real life, son. And he was great and emotional performance. Did Ritchie Valens was outstanding in January modest buddy. Holly was a great. But nothing really tripped. My trigger excited until the very end of the show John announced that he was about to sing a song called. Hey, buddy. That he had written. My first thought was you know, I ain't gonna ruin a beautiful night and interject something you've written. And the song was so haunting in captivating. When it ended wife looked over man. She started here running down my face. She said what happened? What's wrong? And I said, I don't know. And from that moment on I was just almost on an obsession. Learn more about buddy, Holly, learn more about and I determined that. I wasn't a right about the crash. I thought there's enough written about that. I just want to write about, you know, who buddy Holly was trying to find stories that people had written about, but. Ended up speaking to barbed wire who is wife of Jerry Maguire, the man who owned the charter service and one sentence that she told said to me, I did crash and in my analysis of it. I gotta tell you. It was an incredible story. I was only nine when this thing happened. So I was way too young to really understand it. But later on. I began to realize, you know, this was a huge story. And I've seen pictures of the plane. It is so mangled. Yes. It's it's a wonder they all died because there's there's nothing left of this plane in the big Bopper was he the one who was like tossed thirty feet away from everybody else. Yeah. Actually forty feet. He was forty feet ahead of the plane. And and and very scantily dressed most of his clothes had been removed, which seems shocking. He would be so far away and be undressed. But crash investigators will tell you that it's not unusual, and I actually work with a crash investigator from the end ESP is we kind of recreated crash, and he said that that's not surprising at all. Didn't they also find a handgun somewhere? They did. They did they didn't find the handgun until the spring. It's not snowing when when the crash occurred, and it snowed throughout the night. So as investigators arrived the plane area was snow covered. And when they did the crash cleanup. They didn't get all the debris. Well farmer by the last name of jewel was on the field in the spring. So a handgun. So he got out of it got out of the tractor picked up the gun with the it. And for whatever reason did the dumbest thing do he pointed up here pull the trigger.