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'The day the Music Died' - 3rd February 1959
And just as a trillion viewers were beginning to say ...
this site never gets updated ... bingo! I've finally decided to start the process of a mega revamp,
starting with this fantastic memorabilia digital print offer, see box below. When I started this site in 1996, it
was early days for me and the mysteries of html. All these years later and I've now decided things have to change and so a major re-build is in progress. Yes, I know the guestbook is full and umpteen links no longer go to where they're supposed to go ...
but it's going to change! soon!!! I'm adding a discussion forum, wow! and a pile of new info and goodies...see you soon!
Our authentic looking copies are taken from an original poster advertising Buddy Holly and The Crickets at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in 1958, topping a bill that also included Gary Miller and Des O'Connor. These posters were printed using the same process as the original and were printed on the same heavy paper typical of theatrical playbills of the period. The poster is 42cm by 62cm (approx. A2 size). The lettering is in Red and Blue, again typical of playbills of that period. One of the originals of this poster was recently sold at auction in London for a four figure sum. These fantastic copies are just US$10.50 per copy, plus US$4.50 Post & Packing (worldwide)|
Buy 2 for US$14.50 (US$7.25 each!) plus US$4.50 Post & Packing (worldwide).
Send me an email requesting how many posters you would like and I will send you an invoice to pay via PayPal, it's as simple as that!
News: Buddy Holly's OMEGA wristwatch remains unsold after the sale at Christie's auctioneers in New York on December 5th 2000
It is estimated to be worth between 60,000 - 70,000 U.S. dollars!
This is an *amazing* piece of memorabilia. Read the extract from Christie's catalogue:
|A 14 karat white gold Omega gentlemen's wristwatch with forty-five
single cut diamonds set around the bezel that rock-n-roll icon Buddy
Holly was wearing "the day the music died" on February 3, 1959 when his
plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. Discovered after the snows had
melted and presented to the Holley family by the local sheriff, the
watch is inscribed on the back Buddy Holly 12-1-58, commemorating
the purchase date. Sadly, Buddy had only two months left to live.
According to eldest brother Larry Holley (Buddy had dropped the "e"
from the family surname in his professional life), the twenty-two year
old was very happy with this expensive purchase and proudly displayed
it when he came home to Lubbock, Texas for his last Christmas visit.
A color photograph showing Buddy Holly wearing this very special
wristwatch is included though only the band, which did not survive the
crash, is visible. The dial is still in surprisingly good condition;
the jewel movement needs minor adjustment and cleaning. A letter of
authenticity from Larry Holley is included as well and states in part |
"This was Buddy's last watch, the one he had on in the plane crash."
|Buddy Holly's Driving License (Lot 390) was sold at auction at Bonhams in London UK|
24th November 1999, for...
£3,300.00 / US$5,300.00 ...wow!!!
Click on the 'moving strat' below to see details of the license.
|MacroMusic chose this site as NoteWorthy! site of the day. It was displayed all day on August 27th 1999 at www.Macromusic.com|
|Oh Boy! Holly's trademark glasses in city's hands - Civic Lubbock donates $80,000 item to exhibit......May 29, 1998 (need to register online, but that's free!)|
|We've now got our Buddy Song Book on the Web so go get your guitar! Take a look at Buddy's Black Suede Loafers in the new Buddy Holly Picture Archive, or go take a look at his first-ever Driver's License. Many thanks to all you folks out there who have sent me ideas, questions, comments etc. If you think you can contribute to this web-site, please e-mail me with your ideas. Bookmark this page and be back soon!!!|
|The Buddy Holly story began when Ella Holley gave birth to her fourth child in the small cotton town of Lubbock in Texas, on 7th September 1936. He was christened Charles Hardin Holley, but his parents decided that 'it was too long a name for such a little boy'. They decided to call him 'Buddy', a popular nickname for the youngest in the family. The spelling of Holley to Holly, was a result of his name being mis-spelt on a recording contract in 1956 - he never changed it!|