Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Day the Music Died

Today is Pedro Infante Day in Mexico. Its not an official holiday, but it might as well be. Infante was the most beloved singing movie cowboy of the black-and-white era. Sort of the Mexican Gene Autry, though his iconic stats is more like the Mexican Elvis Presley. Exactly 50 years ago (as of 11:12 this morning), he became the Mexican Buddy Holly. We have to admit to never having heard of him before, but even just glancing at the news coverage, we get the impression Mexicans have never stopped mourning him. This week, they've kicked it up a notch.

Now, thanks to the internets, you can share in the magic.



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