- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 26, 2004
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: White Star
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The Real Buddy Holly Story
is the definitive story of the "undisputed father of rock music." Produced and hosted by Paul McCartney, this brilliant and enlightening program is the most authoritative biography ever assembled on the life of the American pop icon, and contains rare film clips, unreleased performance footage and features interviews with McCartney, Keith Richards, Phil and Don Everly, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison and more.
Paul McCartney guides us through stories and songs of the legendary hit-maker and the tremendous influence that he had on popular music. Rare footage includes Buddy Holly performing "That'll be the Day" and "Oh Boy," McCartney performing Holly's immortal "Words Of Love" and The Rolling Stones performing "Not Fade Away."
Buddy Holly was a man of humble beginnings who was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. In just eighteen months he recorded 9 top ten hits and his sound continues to influence generations of musicians and songwriters. His genius came early, but his voice was forever silenced on February 3rd, 1959, when he was killed in a tragic airplane crash along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper - a day in history that has become known as "the day the music died." The death of Buddy Holly has left a void in the rock music world that has never been filled to this day.
The experiences, the memories and opinions of Holly's family, band, fellow musicians and people who came across him in all aspects of his daily and musical life have been pooled together in this program. Also includes the first recorded footage of Elvis Presley, clips of Holly's early concerts and Paul Mc Cartney playing and paying tribute to one of his great influences.
Description by Kultur Films:
This is the definitive video biography of rock ‘n roll legend Buddy Holly. Produced and hosted by former Beatle, Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney's film on the life and music of Buddy Holly.