The Buddy Holly Story St Louis Tickets
The Buddy Holly Story St. Louis tickets
The Buddy Holly Story is a contemporary two-act musical that features and focuses on the music of 50s icon, Buddy Holly. The show is written by Alan James and made its debut in London stages in 1989. The musical tells of Holly's rapid escalation to fame from 1957, when his first hit single, "That'll be the day," was heard on the radio, until his untimely and tragic death in 1959.
The Buddy Holly Story history
The Buddy Holly Story features some of Buddy Holly's greatest hits, including "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy" and "Raining in my heart." The production also gives a nod to other famous musicians of this 50s era, including The Big Bopper and Richie Valens, who were performing with Holly at the time of his death just two years after his meteoric rise up the charts. Fans of music will want to experience The Buddy Holly Story for themselves and pay tribute to the life and work of this gifted and gone-too-soon musical legend.
The Buddy Holly Story background
Born Charles Hardin Holley in 1936, Buddy Holly was an American songwriter and performer that revolutionized Rock and Roll. Buddy's unique moniker emerged from an error in spelling on a contract that he signed, from which point he became known as Buddy Holly. Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas to a family that valued music; at a young age, Holly learned to play guitar, piano and violin. Holly experienced an almost automatic rise to fame when his songs were played on local radio stations, and fans clamored to buy his records and see this young musician with the distinctive glasses live. Holly's career came to an abrupt halt when he was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. Also killed in this tragic accident were singer Richie Valens and JP Richardson, otherwise known as "The Big Bopper."
The Buddy Holly Story St. Louis acclaim
The Buddy Holly Story has received high reviews and much acclaim, and the production has been called "Spine tingling" and kudos for its ability to make sure "the music of Buddy Holly very much lives on." The music provides a sense of nostalgia and delightful familiarity that resonates with audiences, and The Sentinel promises "the show will appeal to young and old." The Buddy Holly Story has been performed in over 17 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Japan, South Korea and South Africa, and it is estimated that over 25-million patrons have seen this show globally.
Similar to The Buddy Holly Story St. Louis tickets
For fans of The Buddy Holly Story check out other live productions appearing in the St. Louis area, including The Book of Mormon. For some holiday flavor and spirit, consider tickets for the St. Louis performance of Elf the Musical.
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