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1Decoding the song

1Decoding the song "American Pie"

Posted January 31, 2011 B By John Saccenti


Commemorate the 52nd anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," by discussing the classic Don Mclean song.

Come to the East Brunswick Public Library for a commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of “The Day the Music Died.” Join Rutgers Professor Angus Gillespie on Thursday, February 3, at 7 p.m. and help decode the lyrics of the song “American Pie” by Don Mclean, which was inspired by the events of February 3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, died in an airplane crash during a snow storm near Clear Lake, Iowa. “American Pie” is known for its cryptic lyrics and has long been the subject of curiosity. This promises to be a lively discussion so don’t miss it.