The day the music died

Sep 7, 2006
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thats what I am naming this project :)
because as some of you know "the day the music died" is referring to the don maclean song "american pie" and he is talking about the day Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died and this bike has an old Clear Lake, Iowa city license Clear Lake is the home of the legendary Surf Ballroom so I would assume this 1951 Schwinn dx was in the vicinity that cold night they crashed


the paint will be left original it might get a springer some big old chrome s2 wheels some vintage tires loose the fenders and a cleaning it will retain the skiptooth


and bill if you are out there lurking signup and introduce yourself :)
(this is one of his old bikes)


 
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I bet im the only 16 year old Who listens to the Big bopper, Buddy holly, and richie vallens. :)

Artist: The Big Bopper
Song: Chantilly Lace

Hello baby, yeah, this is the Big Bopper speaking
Oh you sweet thing
Do I what
Will I what
Oh baby you know what I like

Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail hanging down
That wiggle in the walk and giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round
There ain't nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
That makes me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a girl, oh baby that's what I like

What's that baby
But, but, but, oh honey
But, oh baby you know what I like

Chorus

What's that honey
Pick you up at 8 and don't be late
But baby I ain't got no money honey
Oh alright baby you know what I like
 
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I only listen to the oldies.

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, theyd be happy for a while.

But february made me shiver
With every paper Id deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldnt take one more step.

I cant remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.

So bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

Did you write the book of love,
And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock n roll,
Can music save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that youre in love with him
`cause I saw you dancin in the gym.
You both kicked off your shoes.
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues.

I was a lonely teenage broncin buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died.

I started singin,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

Now for ten years weve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin stone,
But thats not how it used to be.
When the jester sang for the king and queen,
In a coat he borrowed from james dean
And a voice that came from you and me,

Oh, and while the king was looking down,
The jester stole his thorny crown.
The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned.
And while lennon read a book of marx,
The quartet practiced in the park,
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died.

We were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
Eight miles high and falling fast.
It landed foul on the grass.
The players tried for a forward pass,
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune.
We all got up to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the players tried to take the field;
The marching band refused to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devils only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in heck
Could break that satans spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
And singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the sacred store
Where Id heard the music years before,
But the man there said the music wouldnt play.

And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.

And they were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, thisll be the day that I die.
Thisll be the day that I die.

They were singing,
Bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, thisll be the day that I die.
 
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upon further inspection this is actually an earlier bike with some newer parts
late 47 early 48
heres the mockup!
time to clean her up!
ha I cant believe I forgot to take the reflector out of this old wheel yet. oh well I will get it on cleanup!
 
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I used to be a DJ, the nice thing about playing that American Pie song was, you had plenty of time to go to the bathroom, get a drink, chat up some girls, etc.etc.... That is gonna be a cool bike!
 
Nov 18, 2006
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another date

8/9/95 I'm sure many Dead-Heads would consider this to be the day the music died. R.I P. Jerry you were loved and are missed. Later & PEACE!!! :(
 
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Nice DX Dude!

Hooch,

That is a nice ride, man.

I like these curved bar DXs. I have one presently rideable, and two other frames are sitting, waiting their turn to get done.

Solid, smooth and comfortable. You know what I mean! :mrgreen:

Rat Royale
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Nov 30, 2006
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hooch i would be tempted to just leave that bike as you did it with the handlebars that looks really good. as for you musclebikes wow i am very impressed. i still get tears in my eyes when i hear that song and yea i do think that the music died the day jerry died and i am not even a real dead head. well yea i have a bunch of their albums, and yea i like vw's, and yea i got long hair, but i have never worn a pair of sandles, and i currently roll a loud as heck 62 ranchero so there :p
 
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