© 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
'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."
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
2 More From German Youth Mag BRAVO
This is a very short article about the death of the 3 stars.
Can't get it bigger, as you can't read it anymore!
Issue 9, 1959
On the right a much longer article about Buddy Holly. Readers of the BRAVO 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!
DANKE, GERD !!!
© 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.
DANKE, LOTHAR !!!