In the book, the main character is saddened to learn that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson have died in a plane crash.
L asked who they were and we looked them up on You Tube. L was grossly underwhelmed. "Mom, they aren't even cute, just like the Beatles weren't cute. Why are all those girls screaming like crazy."
I told her they were screaming just like girls now scream for Justin Bieber or whoever the hottie of the moment is.
She remained underwhelmed.
I can remember my mom talking about these stars. She was roughly a contemporary of the main character in this book. She remembered the "day the music died."
And the song that brought this to my attention:
So who is the heart throb of this generation? Who would the girls "miss the most?"