A Conversation for 'American Pie' by Don McLean
Evil Roy: Maestro of the Thingite Orchestra, Knight Errant of the Thingite Cause, Prince of Balwyniti, Aussie Researchers A59204 Started conversation Sep 13, 2005
In "The Crash" section it is stated that "Holly got fed up and chartered a plane to take himself and The Crickets to Fargo".
The Crickets were NOT with Buddy Holly on that fateful tour.
In the next paragraph - "Cricket Waylon Jennings gave him his seat. Ritchie Valens pleaded with the other Cricket, Tommy Allsup" - neither of these men were members of "The Crickets". The Crickets (in their most famous form) were Jerry Allison (Drums) and Joe B Mauldin (Bass).
I also had an idea that it was Waylon Jennings who was involved in the coin toss, but that is only due to a vague recollection of an interview I once saw him give.... so i'll bow to the authors knowledge on that one.
Tommy Allsup actually was a member of "The Crickets" and Waylon Jennings was a member of Buddys backing band for the Winter Dance Party tour... but even though that backing band was billed as "The Crickets" for that tour, they actually weren't.
But I suppose that it could be said to be partially accurate to list him as "Cricket Waylon Jennings".......
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