Arts and Culture

On This Day – February 3

Posted on: Wed 3 Feb 2021

Don McLean refers to ‘the day the music died’ in his famous, catchy song ‘American Pie’.

This line pays tribute to the fatal plane crash which killed rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper”.

The music died on this day in 1959.

On February 3rd 1882, P.t Barnum bought his world-famous elephant dumbo.

Dumbo was a circus entertainer and went on to be the inspiration for the famous Disney animation named after him.

Dumbo suffered mistreatment throughout his life and stripped of the ability to live as a regular elephant.

Lastly, Kate speaks about her experience meeting one of her favourite artists last week and how she didn’t let Ruby Fields get a single word in.

Produced by Kate Johnson

Image Source: Pixabay


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