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This film is an excellent biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Oklahoma home in the 1930s to find work, and discovered the suffering and strength of America's working class.
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The musical career of Buddy Holly is chronicled, from the days when "Peggy Sue" was "Cindy Lou," a song about his first girlfriend, to the meteoric run of "That'll Be The Day" up the charts, to his marriage, breakup with the Crickets, reunion with the Crickets, and untimely death. Written by
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Madman Mancuso, played by comedian/impressionist 'Fred Travelana', is based on a true story about DJ Hall-0f-Famer Dick Biondi. Travlena even managed to look and sound like the real Biondi. See more »
Buddy's parents were not against the music as the movie said. Mrs. Holley even helped Buddy write "Maybe Baby". See more »
Hey, Riley, we're all plugged in and checked up... yeah, we're ready.
[to Ray Bob]
Riley wants to hear you at the mike - that's the one right there; say somethin' into that mike.
Ray Bob Simmons:
One, two, three, testing... one...
How's that sound?
All right, that's a good level, Buddy, hold it right there... Yeah, you better get ready, it's about thirty seconds till eight.
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Caption shown at end of film: "Buddy Holly died later that night along with JP 'The Big Bopper' Richardson and Ritchie Valens in the crash of a private airplane just outside of Clearlake... and the rest is rock 'n' roll!" See more »
What a great film! I never knew much about Buddy Holly, but was familiar with his lively and fun music. This is a wonderful biography of someone who helped change the music in the 1950's. Although I never cared for Gary Bussey, he was fabulous as Buddy Holly! I don't know how accurate the movie is, but assume at least for the most part it is accurate, which makes the movie all the more interesting. The music throughout the movie just adds the pizazz to this biography. I don't think I would change a thing in this film, it was all good! What a difference in the stars from the 50's to todays music stars. How can you compare someone like Buddy Holly to Justin Timberlake? or any of the other popular singers of this generation?
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