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Biography of 1950s rock singer Ritchie Valens, the first Hispanic rock star, covering his career and the aftermath of his death in a plane crash. Included is footage from his performances and interviews with friends, family and colleagues.
The musical career of rock and roll pioneer 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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Because of the film's budget constraints, most all of the performances were done in one or two takes (According to director Rash) This led to some "happy accidents" of realism. For instance, Busey refers to handwritten lyrics on his guitar when singing "Mockingbird Hill", He flubs some of the song lyrics on the Ed Sullivan show performance of "Maybe, Baby", Buddy's vibrant concert performance with Eddie Cochran was actually a "rehersal" that the director decided not to film again, and Busey's guitar cord gets wrapped around his leg during the final concert. See more »
Buddy and Maria are shown at a 3D movie in 1957. These type of movies were popular in 1953 and 1954. No mainstream 3D movies were produced in the '50s after 1954. 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 after the end credits are over: "This film is dedicated to those who loved him first - Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Holley, Maria Elena Holly" See more »
At times, you forget that you are watching Gary Busey play Buddy Holly and start to think that you are really watching Buddy Holly! Besides the terrific acting, Busey is really singing and playing the guitar when on stage. The movie is made as real as a documentary. Like snap shots from his life, the Buddy Holly Story is just that, Buddy Holly's story.
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