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Patsy
02-03-2012, 02:00 PM
February 3, 1959

Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
The Big Bopper

"you knowwww what ah like!"

Some still remember.

taf2002
02-03-2012, 03:15 PM
I was a little girl at the time but being from Texas I remember everyone loved Buddy Holly. I remember all the big kids crying when it happened. When I grew up & understood music I realized what a genius he was....he was far ahead of his time.

pat c
02-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Some 50 years ago and the songs are still popular and used in musics. Artists still re-do them. What a shame, he was a very talented young man.

Artemis@BC
02-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Always seemed an odd expression to me -- their deaths were tragic, but their music lives on long and strong. Definitely "Not Fade Away."

BTW, for anyone who's in Vancouver this July or August, be sure to check out The Buddy Holly Story (http://www.artsclub.com/20112012/plays/buddy-the-buddy-holly-story.htm). I saw it last year and the guy playing Buddy is freakishly like him in both looks and sound.

Cachoo
02-03-2012, 05:44 PM
My professor believed: When Buddy died, Chuck Berry was jailed, post military Elvis lost his edge and Little Richard promised God he would preach if he survived a scary flight that rock and roll had died. He respected folk music but could not stand all of the "Fabian" like crooners under the rock banner. Anyway he rejoiced with the Beatles as he believed they saved rock and roll and were influenced by the early masters---particularly Buddy. So he lives on...........

JasperBoy
02-03-2012, 06:03 PM
Oh, I remember. I was in High School, and the place went into deep mourning at once.

Buddy Holly was brilliant. I saw The Buddy Holly Story in Toronto many years ago. The star was a clone of Buddy, even to his voice. I bought the CD of the London or New York version and it was nothing near as good as the Toronto version. I wonder if it's the same guy?

Artemis@BC
02-03-2012, 06:11 PM
I saw The Buddy Holly Story in Toronto many years ago. The star was a clone of Buddy, even to his voice. I bought the CD of the London or New York version and it was nothing near as good as the Toronto version. I wonder if it's the same guy?

Zachary Stevenson, who plays Buddy in the Arts Club production, is probably late 20s, so almost certainly not the same guy. The show toured to the Island last fall, keep your eyes open and it might appear again.

julieann
02-03-2012, 06:17 PM
I forgot about that, RIP :(

Latte
02-03-2012, 06:19 PM
February 3, 1959

Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
The Big Bopper

"you knowwww what ah like!"

Some still remember.


I still remember.

Karina1974
02-03-2012, 08:20 PM
For anyone who's interested, a while back I found a multi-part documentary about Buddy Holly on YouTube (I think it was split into 10 parts). I haven't watched it in a while, so I can't remember the title, but if you run a search on it you'll find it. The end parts are really hard to watch, because it goes very in-depth into the details of that final tour. :(

I may run a search on it and watch it again, myself, this weekend.

skatesindreams
02-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+real+buddy+holly+story&oq=the+real+budd&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=21119l39419l0l46159l39l25l2l4l5l4l203l2198l 7.11.1l19l0

milanessa
02-04-2012, 12:38 AM
Always seemed an odd expression to me -- their deaths were tragic, but their music lives on long and strong. Definitely "Not Fade Away."

BTW, for anyone who's in Vancouver this July or August, be sure to check out The Buddy Holly Story (http://www.artsclub.com/20112012/plays/buddy-the-buddy-holly-story.htm). I saw it last year and the guy playing Buddy is freakishly like him in both looks and sound.

I think the expression is referring to the fact that we lost all future music from them - especially Buddy Holly. Who knows what he may have done later. :(

I saw The Buddy Holly Story in London years ago. People were up dancing in the aisles and, during intermission, WKBW was broadcasting. Everyone, go see it if you have the chance.

Civic
02-04-2012, 01:00 AM
I was born in December of that year. I remember wondering what Don McLean was referring to by the line "the day the music died" in the song Miss American Pie when I was kid.

Karina1974
02-04-2012, 01:35 PM
Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+real+buddy+holly+story&oq=the+real+budd&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=21119l39419l0l46159l39l25l2l4l5l4l203l2198l 7.11.1l19l0

Thanks! That's the one! :)

Holley Calmes
02-04-2012, 02:07 PM
Buddy Holly's name was "Holley" - like mine - and the first press release mispelled it so they kept going with the simpler spelling. I can certainly sympathize with that as it happens to me all the time. My first name is my maternal grandparents last name. Buddy is a quite distant cousin according to the family geneological expert. I'm not too sure about that, but I will claim him anyway. Such sweet and lively music!

Unfortunately neither Buddy nor I are ken to the carburator Holleys, although I think Holley Speedwell is connected....:lol: