Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn is a celebration on what would have been his 80th birthday and comes to the White Rock Theatre on Friday March 25 at 7.30pm
Marc Robinson, a winner from ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes show, headlines the live production bringing to life classic hits such as Peggy Sue and Oh Boy.
The show includes some hidden gems as the story takes music fans back to Buddy’s first break. After graduating from high school, he pursued a full-time career in music, opening for Elvis Presley twice at the Fair Park Coliseum and also at the Cotton Club.
Pappy Dave Stone of KDAV Radio from Buddy’s home town of Lubbock selected him to open for Bill Haley and His Comets and this resulted in his first recording contract.
“Altogether Buddy recorded 109 songs,” said Marc. “Obviously, the best-known songs enjoy a warm reception, but we’ve been surprised by the depth of knowledge of our audiences.”
Indeed, Marc says that the cast was spurred to learn the song Valley of Tears following repeated requests for its inclusion when the show first hit the road.
Tickets cost £21 and are available from 01424 462288 or www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk