THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED -Documentary
Only two known video clips of Buddy Holly/Crickets performing but here is some nice behind the scenes video of Holly and friends. It opens with Vi Petty, wife of producer Norman Petty, who performed the celeste part on ‘Everyday’ , originally, and again here, post Holly \
Fun scene from oscar -nominated Buddy Holly Story movie starring Gary Busey as Holly. Apollo Theater crowd doesn’t expect to see a white audience at this all-black theater. There was also a black group named the Crickets in the early 50s the crowd may have expected. Artists were seen much more than heard in the 1950s.
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Singer Don McLean memorialized Holly, Valens and Richardson in the 1972 No. 1 hit “American Pie,” which refers to February 3, 1959 as “the day the music died.”
* According to first hand knowledge , Dion, now 74, who was on the tour, told us just last month his version of the story.He says that he gave up his seat to Buddy Holly due to the ‘extreme’ cost ($36) which his mother needed more than he did….
Three stars, tribute to the three, was written by Tommy Dee . It was recorded here by Eddie Cochran, another rising rock and roll star who would also perish the following year, in a car accident.
TOMMY DEE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THREE STARS TRIBUTE
Program for the concert the night of February 3, 1959 which Buddy , Richie and Big Bopper would never make.Only Dion and a young Bobby Vee, who filled in for Buddy, would perform as top billed acts
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RICHIE VALENS AMAZON STORE
BIG BOPPER AMAZON STORE
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and it’s Never Been the Same Since