A fine Buddy Holly documentary

Last week’s BBC4 Buddy Holly documentary, from Arena in 1985, was a nice mixture of dramatic original footage and analysis by expert talking heads. As well as Crickets, both a Beatle – Paul McCartney – and a Stone – Keefe – testified to Holly’s overwhelming impact on their own musical development.


You can still catch it online – until midnight on Wednesday 11 Feb – on BBC iPlayer:


Buddy Holly, like 170 other great musicians, is celebrated in my new book, Music For Grown-Ups. For full details, please click on the book cover at the top left of the Home Page of the master website:


Gerry Smith



One Response to “A fine Buddy Holly documentary”


    Hi i am a fan of Buddy Holly’s music and would like to see this documentary of Buddy and the Crickets. Is there any way it can be purchased?

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