Published: 10/12/2013 15:41 - Updated: 11/12/2013 14:06

Five best Buddy clips

IT'S 21 years since the first version of Buddy Holly and The Cricketers started rockin' and rollin' live around the country.

Since the start, around 40 actor-musicians have - over the last 20 years - donned the familiar Holly dinner jacket.

They’ve also got a roll-call of West End musical performances in Buddy, Lennon, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Jailhouse Rock, Les Miserables, Great Balls Of Fire, Sunday In The Park With George and One Man, Two Guv’nors.

But there's a first in the clip below as the line-up makes it's primetime TV debut with a medley of Holly favourites on the BBC's talent show The One And Only hosted by Graham Norton back in January 2007. 

As Graham says, it's "Buddy brilliant!"


1 Buddy Holly And The Cricketers - medley of Holly hits from 2007



2 Buddy Holly footage where the boys recreate the knife scene from Rebel Without A Cause

Rare home movie footage of Buddy Holly, stand up bass player Joe Mauldin and drummer Jerry Allison trying out Buddy's new 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorbike. Halfway through, Buddy and Jerry Allsion stage a mock recreation of the knife scene from Rebel Without A Cause, the James Dean movie that caused a sensation when it came out in 1955.


3 Ready Teddy live in the UK

Tiny piece of fan film taken in March 1958 as part of the tour of the UK and Australia with Buddy and the Crickets sounding edgy. And look out for the double bass leant on its back - Buddy Holly And The Cricketers take it one step further in the clip at the top!



4 Peggy Sue playing live in New York in 1957

Buddy Holly and The Crickets perform Peggy Sue on a December 1957 telecast in the Paramount Theatre in New York.



5 That'll Be The Day and Peggy Sue live in Michigan

It's blurry, but it's Buddy performing live with The Crickets in the Grand Rapids Auto, Michigan 1958.




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