50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 Cliff Richard Club
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 London Exhibition
50th ann. - Johnny  Rogers' Report
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 3
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Clear Lake
50th ann. - 2009 Radio/TV Shows
50th ann. - Blackpool Q. Hotel
50th ann. - Cavern Club
50th ann. - Doncaster
50th ann. - Excl. Philly Pics
50th ann. - Holy Rosary P.C.
50th ann. - Nieuwkoop Holland
50th ann. - Liverpool Huyton
50th ann. - Liverpool Ph. Hall
50th ann. - More Liverpool pics
50th ann. -  Radio Merseyside BBC
50th ann. - Rothschild Pavilion USA
50th ann. - Crystal Rock Ballr. USA
50th ann. - Evang. Pressedienst
50th ann. -  Artikel aus Kleve
58th ann. - BHC Lubbock TX
6 CD Buddy Holly Box-Set 2009
Aircraft Accident Report 1959
A new 10'' UK Buddy LP in 2009
A new 10" UK Buddy LP in 2010
A-Z  Buddy Holly & The Crickets
All Tour Programmes
Ariel Cyclone
Art And Kitsch 1
Art And Kitsch 2
Art And Kitsch 3
Art And Kitsch 4
Art And Kitsch 5
Art And Kitsch 6
Art And Kitsch 7
Art And Kitsch 8
Augury Of Buddy's Death
Austrian Buddy Tribute
Beatles' Letter To The Crickets
Beechcraft Fragments
Berlin "That'll Be The Day"
Beverly Hills Auction 2010
Boudewijn Büch + Buddy
Buddy And Beyond Show
Buddy And The Cruisers
Buddy At Christmas
Buddy's Bio
Buddy's Birthday 2009
Buddy's Birthday Fan Trip 2009
'Buddy' Essen, 2009 (1)
'Buddy' Essen, MEH (2)
'Buddy' Essen, Vor-Premiere (3)
'Buddy' Essen, Off. Premiere (4)
'Buddy' Essen Bühnenbild (5)
'Buddy' Essen Offene Tür (6)
Buddy Fan David Agius, Malta
Buddy's  Mother Ella Holley
Buddy Holly En Español 1
Buddy Holly En Español 2
Buddy Holly En Español 3
Buddy Holly En Español 4
Buddy Holly En Español 5
Buddy Holly En Español 6
Buddy Holly En Español 7
Buddy Holly En Español 8
Buddy Holly En Español 9
Buddy Holly Photos
Buddy Holly In Solingen
Buddy Holly Timeline
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 01
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 02
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 03
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 04
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 05
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 06
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 07
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 08
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 09
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 10
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 11
Buddy Holly Trail 2016
Buddy In Birmingham 1958
Buddy Info Plus
Buddy In Liverpool 1958
Buddy + Hans On Air 2007
Buddy + Hans On Air  2008
Buddy Lyrics - A
Buddy Lyrics - B + C
Buddy Lyrics - D + E
Buddy Lyrics - F + G
Buddy Lyrics - H + I
Buddy Lyrics - J + K + L
Buddy Lyrics - M + N + O
Buddy Lyrics - P + Q + R
Buddy Lyrics - S + T
Buddy Lyrics - U  -  Z
Buddy On TV
Buddy Rock & Roll Show
Buddy Song List
Buddy's Plans
Buddy Statue Essen
Buddy Statue Lubbock
Canadian Fan Brian Wilson
CD's Down The Line - Rarities
CD's Memorial Collection
CD "Buddy Holly Reloaded"
CD  "Gotta Roll"
CD "Hollybilly"
CD "Listen to me" - Germany
CD "Not Fade Away"
CD  “Ohh!  Annie!”
CD "Stay All Night"
CD "WDP Buddy Holly" El Toro
Clear Lake 2007
Clear Lake 2008
Clear Lake 2008 - Larry
Clear Lake 2008 - Bob
Clear Lake 2008 - Shannon
Clear Lake - NY 2008 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Bob
Clear Lake 2010 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Clive
Clear Lake 2011 - Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 -  Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 Preview
Clovis Music Fest CD
Clovis 2009 Preview
Clovis 2008 Preview
Clovis 2008 - Suzie
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 1
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 2
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 3
Clovis 2008 - Barry Holley
Clovis 2008 - John Mueller
Clovis 2008 - Johnny Rogers
Clovis 2007 - John Beecher
Clovis 2007 - John's Photos
Clovis 2007 - Sonny West
Clovis 2007 -  CNJ Reports
Clovis 2006/1 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/2 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/3 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/4 - Alan Clark
Coroner's Report 1959
Crash Headlines 1959
Crash Site Fan Pics 1
Crash Site Fan Pics 2
Crickets 60's Pics
Crickets Last Performance
Dan Springall's Story
Dave Slater's Tribute CD
Dave Travis - Buddy's Song
Dortmund - Albert Lee
Earl Sinks Story - Part 1
Earl Sinks Story - Part 2
Echo - Buddy's First Love
Elvis Fans Visit Lubbock
Every Day - DLP - France
Fan Memories - 1 Berndt (D) (1)
Fan Memories - 2 Andreas (D)
Fan Memories - 3 Mike (USA)
Fan Memories - 4 Joachim (D)
Fan Memories - 5 Alfred (D)
Fan Memories - 6 Robert (UK)
Fan Memories - 7 Berndt (D) (2)
Fan Memories - 8 Rob (Canada)
Fan Memories - 9 Vic & Jack (UK)
Fan Memories - 10 Jan (NL)
Fan Memories - 11 (various)
Fan Memories - 12 (various)
Gerd Alzen 40 J. Memory Hits
German Buddy Fan Eberhard
Geoff Ashford's Tribute Song
George Oblin Story
Gerd's Ritchie Cassettes
Green Bay - T. Allsup Proclam.
Hans & Maria Elena on TV
Holley Family Photos
Hollywood Star For Buddy
Ian Wood Videos
Jac's Cover Song List
Jac's Bio
Jac's Cover Songs 1
Jac's Cover Songs 2
Jac's Cover Songs 3
Jac's Cover Songs 4
Jac's Cover Songs 5
Jac's Cover Songs 6
Japan CD - Rare
Jerry Naylor  1
Jerry Naylor 2
Jerry Naylor 3
Jerry Naylor 4
Jerry Naylor 5
Jerry Naylor 6
Jerry Naylor 2013
J.P. McDermott Story
Jump With Buddy Holly
Klaus - Crickets - Stars
Little Buddy Holly Photo
Liverpool Tribute 2009
Lubbock Photos 2006
Lubbock Photos 2008
Lubbock Photos 2010
Lubbock Photos 2011
My Buddy Holly Collection 1
My Buddy Holly Collection 2
My Buddy Holly Collection 3
My Buddy Holly Collection 4
My Buddy Holly Collection 5
My Buddy Holly Collection 6
My Buddy Holly Collection 7
My Buddy Holly Collection 8
My Buddy Holly Collection 9
My Buddy Holly Collection 10
My Buddy Holly Collection 11
My Buddy Holly Collection 12
My Buddy Holly Collection 13
Nesman Interview 2003
Peggy Sue's Book
Postcards To Buddy
Quotes About Buddy
Remembrance Ad
Riverside Monument
Rock 'n' Roll Museum
Rollercoaster Buddy LP+CD
Running Man 2-3-2008
Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
Surf Ballroom Poster 1959
Surf Ballroom 2016
Taryn - A True Buddy Fan
The 1959 WDP Film
The Cover Girls
The Final Day
The Last Tour Exhibition
The Shadows About Buddy
The Wieners Tribute Band NL
Till All Times End - Play
Tim M. Otto Story - 1
Tim M. Otto Story - 2
Tribute To Buddy
Up Up And Away
Visiting Buddy 2002
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 1
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 2
Walk Of Fame - Bill Griggs
Worcester Memorial Pics
Young Fan Siobhan Daly
Xmas All Year Long
V. I. P. ' s




                                                      "  hey hans,

                                     these exclusive photos are just 4-u

                                         they are from crystal rock 50th 


                                                your  buddy  johnny "



Do you remember? On July 13, 1958, the Summer Dance Party Tour played the Crystal Rock Ballroom in Rhinelander. A 21 year old rock and roll star named Buddy Holly sang his hit songs “Peggy Sue”, “Maybe Baby” and “That’ll Be The Day.” Performing with Holly that day was guitarist Tommy Allsup.

This Sunday, July 13, exactly 50 years later to the day, Allsup will play Crystal Rock once again. This time, a young man named Johnny Rogers will play the part of Holly. It’s a 50th Anniversary tribute to Buddy Holly.

“It’s really a piece of rock and roll history,” said Rogers. “To have Buddy’s guitarist here in this show, fifty years to the day, in the very same venue, that’s pretty special.”

Allsup will always have a place in rock music lore as the man who lost a coin toss to singer Richie Valens. The winner would get the last seat on a small charter plane that also carried Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, J. P. Richardson. The plane crashed in Iowa on a cold February night in 1959, killing everyone on board. The event would be immortalized as “the day the music died” in the song “American Pie.”

Since that night Allsup has continued to do what he does best, play music.

In the years since Holly’s death, Allsup has been a prominent part of the world of western swing music, including performing with and producing records for Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.

A Grammy winner, Allsup has performed on over 9,000 recording sessions and continues to perform live whenever possible.

Tommy Allsup raves about Johnny Rogers, “I’m not easily impressed, but this guy is just amazing. He does the best showman I’ve ever performed with. I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do.”

Johnny Rogers is quickly gaining a reputation for being America’s #1 Buddy Holly tribute artist. Rogers is dedicated to recreating Buddy’s music, from vocals to guitar.

“My Daddy was in the music business,” said Rogers. “I was 15 and heard the song “Rave On” and that song went right through me and turned a switch on. My Daddy showed me 7 or 8 chords on the guitar and that was the beginning.

Tommy_Allsup_and_Johnny_Rogers.jpgTommy Allsup and Johnny Rogers

I started my own band when I was 16 and wore vintage clothes and the black glasses in high school. It didn’t work very well with the girls. I’m 36 now. I wanted to be him.”

Rogers said he has been called an old soul. He said he’s been a greaser all his life. “I still put grease on my hair,” said Rogers. “I wear the vintage clothing all the time. Some have said I’m Buddy Holly 24/7. I do believe we are kindred spirits and that this is my destiny. This is what Buddy wanted me to do. I’ve felt his presence, especially at his grave in Lubbock.

His music was catchy and simple, good writing, a good hook and good music. I’m trying to bring Buddy’s music to a younger audience. I’m living the dream.”

At a recent performance in Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas, Rogers played to a large crowd that included Holly’s brothers Larry and Travis and niece Sherry. “Tears came to their eyes,” said Rogers. “Larry said this young man is the best. I talk with him every other week. It was even scarier meeting Maria Elena, Buddy’s wife. She came up to me with tears in her eyes and hugged me. I’m in the inner circle, it’s the cat’s meow.”

Rogers will be playing Clear Lake Iowa next year on February 3, 2009, the 50th anniversary of Holly’s last concert, February 3, 1959. “We’re going to the airport after the concert and recreate the flight,” said Rogers. “ Jerry Dwyer will be there, he gave pilot Roger Peterson the OK to take off and saw the plane go down.

I’m finishing the things Buddy started. Tommy (Allsup) and I are in the studio recording the songs Buddy was going to. And there’s a new screenplay in the works called ‘The Toss of the Coin.’ ”

In addition to the music of Buddy Holly, Rogers also performs the songs of other legendary artists during his show, including Ritchie Valens, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson and Roy Orbison.

It’s David versus Goliath on Sunday, the Buddy Holly Tribute up against the Hodag Country Festival. According to Rogers' agent Bruce Mcgrew, “Some tried to talk us out of doing the anniversary show, or at least do it another time because of the Hodag Fest, but it just wouldn’t have the same historical value any other time. At least there’s an alternative.”


50 Jahre nach dem Konzert von Buddy Holly und den Crickets gedachten

die Fans diesem historischen Ereignis an gleicher Stelle im Crystal Rock

Ballroom in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA.

Crystal_Rock_Roller_Rink.jpgCrystal Rock, the place where music history was made, and is still today! 

                    The Historic Crystal Rock Roller Rink

             (Formerly known as the Crystal Rock Ballroom)

                    In Wisconsin's Beautiful Northwoods.

CRYSTAL_ROCK_RADIO.jpgTHANX to Crystal Rock Radio for some pics and linking my site

                                         Click the logo to view their website

CRYSTAL_ROCK_STAGE.jpgThe Famous Stage

                          Roller Rink pics courtesy Crystal Rock Radio

Crystal_Rock.jpgThe Wall Of The Folks Who Made The Rock Famous


Thanks for the information on your links.  I have visited your site a
few times before I had worked with Johnny Rogers, and always found it a
pleasure to browse through.

I had a wonderful time working with Johnny, Tommy and the band.  They
provided a great time for all who were in attendance, and who listened
on the internet.  I couldn't have had more fun.

I hope you listen in to some of my future shows, Wed. evenings 4 pm to 8
pm Central Daylight Time USA, and Sunday evenings 7 pm to 10 pm CDT, USA.

                              Cheers and best in your endeavors.


                                   DJ-Minime / Crystal Rock DJ




                                                " hey hans,

                               these exclusive photos are just 4-u

                                 they are from crystal rock 50th


                                           your buddy  johnny

            ps  tommy says hey man and thanks for everyting adios amigo "

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u-bet i've got some great photo's still 2-come from fans including one with judy bender, who told people at the show as soon as i took the stage she got chills and was taken back to 1958.

it was so cool to meet so many teenagers of yester year who were at the show it was a great honor to be the 1 to recreate that nite for so many people.

2 sell out shows in a row with a lotta youngsters 2.

it was magic big bro i wish u could've been there.

well i'll keep in touch 

           GOD BLESS your little bro and buddy always







Crystal_Rock_2008.jpgTommy Allsup with a fan.


Johnny_with_Judy_Bender.jpgJohnny Charles Rogers with Judy Bender, one of the famous twins well known from the 1959 Winter Dance Party.


                       what a superb read, do not have words to discribe

                       the enjoyment it has given me, i keep going back

                       and back to it.

                       thank you so much.

                       take care,

                       ron lewis, england