Monday, January 29, 2007

Tommy Dee - R.I.P.

Tommy Dee was a disc jockey with KXFM in San Bernadino. In 1959, shortly after the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in the tragic plane crash north of Mason City, Iowa, Tommy Dee, along with Carol Kay and the Teen-Aires, made a tribute record called Three Stars. Tommy did the narrative voiceover while Carol and the group sang the refrain.

You can hear Three Stars as part of the Treasure Island Oldies annual Tribute to "The Day The Music Died". It's available for listening in Hour 4 of this week's archived show as well as a podcast.

Sad to say he passed away Friday, January 26 within days of the anniversary of the plane crash. My sincere to listener Fred Waterer for passing this news on to me.