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Buddy Holly

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2001

Buddy Holly Now

Product Description:

"February 3rd, 1959 - a date immortalised as "'the day music died". Holly became a rock legend with hits including "That'll Be The Day" and "Oh Boy". He was the first to add drums and a rhythm and blues beat to the basic country style; and his band The Crickets were among the first to use the new standard rock and roll line up for two guitars, bass and drums. With a host of photos, rare footage, performance clips and also exclusive interviews following the remarkable story of a legend of music, from his humble beginnings to the fatal flight of 1959."

From the sleeve note:

February 3, 1959 - a date immortalised as "the day the music died" in Don McClean's "American Pie".

In a snow covered cornfield near Mason City, Iowa, the tour plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P.Richardson (The Big Bopper) crashed, killing all on board. Holly was just 23, his career had spanned just two years.

Buddy Holly is the single most creative force in early rock and roll. He had hit singles, including 'That'll be the day', 'Peggy Sue' and 'Oh Boy!'. He was the first to add drums and rhthym and blues beat to the basic country style and his band 'The Crickets' were among the first to use the new standard rock and roll line up of two guitars, base and drums.

Buddy Holly's vocal style and mature, melodic compositions inspired many of the rockers who would emerge in the sixties and seventies - the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the hollies. In fact, the Rolling Stones had their first major British hit with Buddy Holly's 'Not Fade Away'.

With contributions from some of the biggest names in music such as Keith Richard, Waylon jennings, Phil Everly and Graham Nash, experience a unique insight into the life of Buddy Holly. A host of photos, rare footage, performance clips and exclusive interviews help to tell the remarkable story of a legendary rock singer, songwriter and guitarist.

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DVD - 45 minutes

IMCVision -IMC 579 D

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produced in 2001 - Published under license from A&E Television Networks

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