The NEXT: Application Of the Term 'The Day The Music Died'

We didn't have rights to a photo of Tuba Man, so we went with a file image of a tuba player. Getty Images

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Today is the 50th anniversary of "The Day The Music Died," which is sad. While Wikipedia doesn't have a "disambiguation page" for that concept, we've heard it used countless times in reference to sports, i.e. "Jordan's shot over Russell was 'the day the music died' for the Jazz franchise." We decided to Google the term with "sports" and came up with some interesting stories about Seattle sports super fan "The Tuba Man," including this one, this one, and this one. If you don't know the story of Ed "The Tuba Man" McMichael, read and watch those links. It's awesome stuff, albeit with a sad ending.