Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. On July 18, 1969, Kopechne left a party with Senator Ted Kennedy who piloted his Oldsmobile 88 off the side of a nearby bridge and into the water below. He managed to escape, but Kopechne drowned in the car. In an act of indefensible cowardice, Kennedy fled the scene and did not get around contacting the police until 10AM the next morning.
A couple of years back, I posted two other songs about the incident at the Chappaquidick bridge.