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Photos  From  Liverpool

© David Denoon, UK 

My German friend Jochen Rehberg, whose fascinating travelogues I can present on my website (VISITING BUDDY 2002 and

2007 in my chapter BUDDY HOLLY) now lives in Portugal with his wife. We are still in contact, so I got some photos of Jochen

taken by his British friend David Denoon at the British Music Experience Museum in the Carnard Building near the Pier Head


in Liverpool. Of course the theme is Buddy Holly, what else! I thank David and Jochen for letting me show the photos here.



1958  MARCH  -  Buddy  Holly  Tour  Speeds  Around  Britain


'Despite competition from an Elvis film showing just yards away, Buddy Holly 

and The Crickets attract 4,500 fans on the opening night of their 25-date tour of Britain.'

Despite having a professional career that lasted just 18 months, audiences have 

spent 6 decades to listen to the music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets.

"If  it  wasn't  for  the  Crickets,  there  wouldn't  be  any  Beatles."

Paul McCartney

Not always best quality photos, but worth a look. Thanks, guys !

About  Eddie  Cochran

From  My  Local  ALDI  Shop

What a nice surprise. At the weekly offers in women's clothing I found 

a sweater with an imprint that immediately electrified me.

Due to the reflection of the cellophane packaging, 

the quality is not good, but that is not really important.

That'll  Be  The  Day  In  The  UK

The following pics and information were forwarded to me by my mate Roddy Jordan:

From my English mate Dave Parsons!  That’s him in the photos.

Hi Roddy, the following explains the two pictures I sent.

This truck is the one used around the UK to transport all the equipment used on the "That'll be the day" rock and roll show, that has been touring for thirty five years .

We have seen it about twenty times. It is a show that lasts for three hours with a twenty minute break. Contains music from the fifties to the seventies.

The cast are impersonators of all the rock and rollers, plus those from the era after. The show is new every year and it is brilliant.

Two guys that take part Gary and Trevor, do all the arranging of sketches and songs.

We saw the show last Monday down on the south coast, and we are booked to see them again in March next year, with their brand new show.

There are seven blokes and two girls in the show.

They all come out to meet the people after the show and Gary did show up at our local rock and roll club a few months back, and we both had a good meet up with him. 

They do around two hundred and fifty six shows a year. Have to book early as it is always a sell out. 

Hope that explains it mate.

THANX for letting me know, guys!

Buddy Holly in German Youth Mag BRAVO

© Bravo, Germany, 1975

The article was sent to me by the German Buddy Holly fan Jochen Rehberg, who now lives in Portugal. 

Jochen impressed with 2 travel reports on my website. Thanks, Jochen!

I found an inaccuracy in the text. It is reported that the wreckage of the plane was only found 

2 days after its departure in Mason City, which is known to be wrong.

3  x  Buddy

Ed  Sheeran  with  1)  Buddy  Holly  Guitar  and  2)  Buddy  Holly  Tattoo  and  3)  Buddy Holly Glasses


Seen On The Website Of Tilleys Vintage Magazines, Sheffield 

1  More  From  German  Youth  Mag  BRAVO



On the right a  longer article about Buddy Holly. 

Readers of the BRAVO, # 1 youth mag in Germany, asked frequently for news about Buddy Holly after his death, day by day, in 1963. 

They repeated the well known sad story about the crash and the latest singles on the market in Germany, Reminiscing and Brown Eyed Handsome Man.

Remark: They misspelt the first name of Ritchie Valens.

'Richie' instead of 'Ritchie'.

Many thanx to my Brother In Buddy from Germany, Gerd Muesfeldt, who sent in these articles from his scrapbook!


© BRAVO, Germany, 1959 and 1963

More  from Germany :   Interesting  Places


I live in Dortmund, Germany. Bochum is next to my home town.

There you'll find a so-called BUDDY BAR (Cocktails, Shishas, Coffee And More)

It's only the name Buddy, but I thought I should present the pic. (:-)

UNCLE  BUDDY  (Onkel Buddy)

Bochum is next to Dortmund, my home town going westward.

Essen is the next in the row, going westward. This is the town, where I met Maria Elena Holley in person

in the year 2009 in front of TV cameras in the Colosseum Theater.  

Look what they've got there for fans of our mutual Buddy:

A diner (Imbiss in the German language) with funny Buddy Holly photos.

Good enough to be mentioned on BITS & PIECES !

Many thanx to my Brother In Buddy Lothar Pedd,

who sent me these photos for my Buddy Holly Fan Pages.




(about 20 min.)



Many thanks to my brother-in-Buddy Heinz Griesbach for letting me know!



A very short notice in the German BRAVO from 1959 (Issue 9) about the death of the 3 Stars.


Pics I never saw before . . .

Is anybody out there to add the exact dates of the photos ?

Thanx to my German follower Lothar for sending in the pics,

thanx again to Frank Merrison, who investigated the photos

of Buddy and The Boys on tour with the Sam Donahue Orchestra.

BUDDY  ON  BBC  TV  2018


Once again many thanks to Lothar for his research!

More  Buddy  Holly  Photos


Thanks again to Frank Merrison (via Lothar Pedd) for the following pics.

Quote Frank:

"These appeared today and are now all over various sites.

Think someone is trying to sell them but I don't know any more about it ................"