Old Green Eyes

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Location: West Sussex UK


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The Buddy Holly Story [1978] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gary Busey
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Genuine, warm-hearted account of the Great One's life. Gary Busey is brilliant (and one doesn't often say that about him) - bear in mind he did ALL his own playing and singing. The final concert section is as live and very evocative of the excitement Buddy's music generated. A great sense of the time created by attention to details, and the "story" driven on by sharp dialogue and a beautiful handling of Holly's all-too-short romance and marriage.Recommended without hesitation.
The Chirping Crickets/Buddy Holly ~ Buddy Holly
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I am writing this review in the week of the 46th anniversary of Buddys' death. I was delighted to hear Stuart Maconie recommend Chirping Crickets in his radio 2 Essential Collection show last night. In a time when nostalgia is a polished industry, these albums still ring true and alive.Buy and enjoy; and while you are at it buy the movie The Buddy Holly Story, with a brilliant portrayal by Gary Busey. When you watch it, remember that all the songs were played as live by the cast.The final concert performance is exhilarating and moving. These songs will be with me forever.