This group is dedicated to the memory of one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll,the late great Buddy Holly.
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Started by Bob. Last reply by Bob Feb 9, 2009.
Well certainly many of you haven't forgotten Buddy, and to that end each year at our cruise night 'Rockin' the Waterfront' on Pier 4 Park, Hamilton - right at the edge of the Lake - we remember Buddy along with Elvis, the Big Bopper, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash on stage surrounded by 432 classic cars of the era. Thursday evenings July 31st and September 11th at 6.00 pm
I was 14 when I heard the news on the radio of his tragic death, while I was living in Glasgow.
Still listen to his songs today, which remind me of an age of innocence.
Yes Doreen, they did have quite a few, I have all their Lp's. Do you remember Marty Wilde? Believe it or not he is still playing. He was down performing at Eastbourne on the South coast when I went back on vacation last year. I had an original photo of him but, he kindly autographed his latest one so I sort of have a big star photo and a not so big star photo now. His voice is still pretty good though.
First live concert I ever saw was Cliff Richard and the Shadows, had a seat in the fourth row and was thrilled to bits.
The Shadows had some big hits on their own didn't they?
Hi Doreen, Ah Tommy Steele, he was our answer to Elvis until he ended his early singing career and took to the movies doing one I saw that was called 'Half a Sixpence'. Cliff Richards did the same thing. I didn't meet him but I was friends with the Shadows especially Hank Marvin. I did hear thse guts are still playing.
Interesting story John, just shows you how stories get construed and changed. I loved watching Bill Haley and the Comets on BBC TV, also Tommy Steele on Six Five Special on a Saturday night. Good memories.
I agree with the comment about the "Buddy Holly Story" made by the Hollywood Hype company. So many glaring misinformation mistakes made. I personally met Buddy and the Crickets after the show in their dressing room. It was their final show after a grueling 25 day British tour; it began on March 1st to the 25th. 1958
In the movie they showed the scene where Buddy gets the caps knocked off his teeth during a scuffle with Jerry Allison just before they were to go on the Ed Sullivan show.
This incent did take place but, it happened at the Gaumont theatre, Hammersmith, London, England. Not in the States at all.
When I mentioned to Buddy about the chewing gum sticking to his teeth ( I first thought he did that so as not to chew when talking to me). This is what he explained to me.
Joe Mauldin has come into their dressing with a large cigar and he had said he was going to light it and blow all the smoke in to the dressing room. Buddy told him he couldn't do that (no smoking sign in the room). So Buddy grabbed hold of Joe's arm while Jerry Allison grabbed the other. This forced Joe into a stooped position that he suddenly tried to get out of by coming up quickly. He hit Buddy's mouth knocking the two front teeth caps off.
Buddy said that the chewing gum was to hide that fact when he went on stage to do their second show. He admitted that he thought he didn't sing as well as he should have done. If ever you have the opportunity to meet Joe Mauldin you will see he still has the scar on his forehead to this day.
I still have my ticket stub of that wonderful day. I also had the pleasure of meeting Bill Hayley and Comets at the same theatre when they came over on tour......Happy Days!
Buddy Holly has always been a favourite of mine. Love all his music, "True Love Ways" on top of the list. And " Think It Over" , love that tune as well. I am happy to be a menber of this club.
Loved the video Harry, but I can't understand how the couples standing behind Buddy and the group can stand so still and not move or tap their feet to the music.
1957 it seems like another age ago.
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