Rich Everitt | The Day the Music Died 

On episode 8 of the Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh, Mike talks with author Rich Everitt about his book, Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven, the true-life tales of  twenty-four singers and musicians who died in airplane crashes, including Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Otis Redding, John Denver, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 

“The last words Waylon Jennings ever said to Buddy Holly were, ‘I hope your old plane crashes.’” ~Rich Everitt
On episode 8 of the Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh, Mike talks with author Rich Everitt about his book, Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven, the true-life tales of twenty-four singers and musicians who died in airplane crashes, including Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Otis Redding, John Denver, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
This episode was recorded in 2019 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Host: Mike Romigh.  Guest: Rich Everitt.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas. Interview recording by Mike Romigh. Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Patrick Deluxe (“06 Fortunate Son H1 Matias 4-bar Drum Loop”), HarbingerLoops (“Dreary Thoughts”).  Additional sound (available on Youtube): “Edward R. Murrows final reply to Senator Joseph McCarthys See It Now appearance - April 13 1954.”  ©The Live Mike Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Rich Everitt is a former news director, reporter and anchor with over 30 years in the broadcast news business.  His career has spanned markets as small as Hattiesburg, MS and as large as Boston and New York City.
Rich is the author of Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven , a book that goes behind the headlines and datelines to reveal the shocking truth behind each crash, starting with “the day the music died” in 1959, and ending with the catastrophic deaths of Denver and Aaliyah. At the same time, Everitt – a skilled pilot and musician himself – explores the early careers of the stars, offering intimate insights into their personal lives as well as the final moments aboard their ill-fated flights.
The Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh is an issues-oriented podcast about political life in Western Pennsylvania. Although his personal views are left-of-center, Mike welcomes meaningful conversations about topics from across the political spectrum.
Mike Romigh is a noted broadcaster in Western Pennsylvania, with more than thirty years behind the microphone talking politics, sports, current events, local history, and entertainment.

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