Rock ’n Roll: Celebration of ‘buddy and friends’

2010-02-04 00:00

THE life and music of rock ’n roll pioneer Buddy Holly are celebrated in the latest show at Hillcrest’s Heritage Theatre, Buddy and Friends.

Featuring the talents of Heritage favourites Barry Thomson, John Didlick and Andrew Webster, the show runs until February 28.

Holly, who ruled the charts for only a year- and-a-half before his death in an aeroplane crash, has been described as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll”.

His works and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Fans can expect to hear hits such as Oh Boy, That’ll Be the Day, True Love Ways and Peggy Sue, as well as hits from other artists of the time such as Richie Valens’s La Bamba, the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Eddie Cochrane’s Summertime Blues. ­Also on the menu are more contemporary Buddy Holly covers from The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Tickets, which include a two-course meal, are R190 Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, and R165 on Tuesday at 7 pm, and on Sunday at 12.30 pm. Phone 031 765 4197to book.

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