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Episode credited cast:
A.J. Benza ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Allison Jerry Allison ... Self (as J.I. Allison)
Gary Busey ... Self
Peggy Sue Gerron ... Self
Bill Griggs Bill Griggs ... Self
Travis Holley Travis Holley ... Self
Buddy Holly ... Self (archive footage)
Waylon Jennings ... Self
Larry Lehmer Larry Lehmer ... Self
Billy Mitchell Billy Mitchell ... Self
Leroy Morford Leroy Morford ... Self
Bobby Vee ... Self


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The Day the Music Died
28 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

E! Mysteries & Scandals: Buddy Holly (1998)

Jerry Allison, Gary Busey, Peggy Sue Gerron (childhood friend), Travis Holley (brother), Bobby Vee and Waylon Jennings are all interviewed about the tragedy that took the life of Buddy Holly as well as two other musicians.

The legend of Buddy Holly is still strong even today after all these decades and this episode does a very good job at taking a look at Holly's rise to fame and the events that led up to the plane crash that took his life. We get to hear from people who actually knew him, which is really what makes this episode so special. This includes Waylon Jennings who was supposed to have been on the plane but gave up his seat. If you're a fan of Holly or just this series then you'll be treated to a very good episode that also talks about some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the crash.

Episode: A-

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