Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Buddy Holley and Me

Music has always played a huge part in my life and after watching the stage performance of Buddy my mind was hurled back to 1959 and that was my last full year at school. Saturday mornings we would always go round to a friend of ours and listen to music before heading off into town for future adventures in the local store (British Home Stores) The winters in those days were freezing as winters were BUT always seemed to be snow around and we were 13 yr old teenagers on the discovery of life. We were having a giggle at one of our gang who was eating a huge pile of toast ( he reckoned his manhood was,nt getting any bigger,and some well meaning adult told him eating lots of toast would solve this problem !! and this was an actual happening) Buddy Holly was my all time song hero ,just as he is today.Being at a daft age we were all laughing and having fun as there no bloody iPhones in those days and we actually spoke to each other ! The current song playing was interrupted by the awful announcement in February 1959 that Buddy Holly had been killed in a plane crash along with The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens consequently I was shattered by this tragic news ( my bakelite radio with the very large bulbs inside was a big feature in my life and to keep the noise down I listened to the music of the day under my blankets even tho the power was supplied by the ceiling light! )That horrible death was probably one of the first big upsets in my life,now 62 years later the memory of that day is still strong in my mind. I have no doubt that if Buddy had survived he would have ousted Elvis from his top spot.The full stage show can be seen on Youtube and well worth a visit.Finally when the movie The Buddy Holly Story came out I took my family go and see it, and as Bobby said “Rock on Tommy”


July 5, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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