72. In which city was the show supposed to be held the following day? (a: 192) The doomed plane was a Beechcraft V-tailed Bonanza that could carry a pilot and three passengers. 73. 74. 75. 76.
What was the name of the plane? (a: 192) What was the pilot’s name? (a: 193) Who were the three rockers that died? (a: 194) Who didn’t get on the plane that day? (a: 194)
Of the rockers that died, one was, strictly speaking, really a DJ who was on the tour as the result of his one-hit wonder. 77. What was his real name? (a: 197) 78. What song did he have a hit with? (a: 197) In the chorus of “American Pie”… 79. What brand of car did the singer drive? (a: 197) 80. Where did he drive? (a: 197) 81. What were the “Good ole boys” drinking? (a: 198) On April 7, 2015 Don McLean auctioned off his hand-written notebook at Christie’s for 1.2 million dollars. When asked to explain the meaning of this most iconic and perplexing song McLean would answer, “It means I don’t ever have to work again if I don’t want to.”
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