“Rave On” and revel in the nostalgia of some of the greatest rock n roll hits of all time on a coach break with Caledonian Travel to see the Buddy Holly Sto
Almost 30 years since it burst onto the stage and lay claim to being the first jukebox musical, the legacy of Buddy Holly continues to live on and dazzle audiences through this stunning musical show.
If you’re a music enthusiast, this is one Showtime break you can’t afford to miss.
Unlike many modern jukebox musicals that scatter songs through a fictitious tale, this sad yet uplifting true story chronicles the meteoric rise of one of music’s greatest icons, who in just 18 months changed the face of music forever.
It charts his career from 1956 to 1959, from the formation of The Crickets and their first record deal, right through to his legendary performance at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.
The show builds up to the 'Winter Dance Party’ extravaganza at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, which ultimately proved his last.
Hours after his performance, on 3 February 1959, Holly perished in a plane crash en-route to their next gig along with other iconic performers Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, a day which Don McLean famously refers to as "the day the music died" in his hit song, “American Pie”.
Whilst the music takes centre stage the musical also provides a fascinating insight into his personal life, in particular, his whirlwind marriage to Maria Elena Santiago and the fall out with his record label.
Despite being a tragic tale, The Buddy Holly Story is an infectious feel-good stage production which acts as a perfect commemoration of his musical achievements and ensures his unmistakable voice and music lives on.
This stunning show features Buddy’s best-loved songs, including “Oh Boy”, “Rave On”, “Peggy Sue, “Maybe Baby”, “Everyday”, “True Love Ways” and “That’ll Be The Day” all performed live by a superb cast and with the same verve as Holly himself.
Since opening in London’s West End in 1989, the Buddy Holly Story has been watched by over 22 million people.
See what made Buddy Holly such an iconic songwriter by booking with Caledonian Travel to see this hit musical, complete with hotel stay and ticket admission.