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Bonham’s Entertainment Memorabilia auction includes rare Beatles lots

Written by admin on December 8, 2012 – 9:43 am -

Bonham’s Entertainment Memorabilia auction on December 12 will include over 400 items of music and movie memorabilia, including 71 Beatles-related lots.

Among the stand-out lots are George Harrison’s leather jacket (est. £90,000 – 120,000) and leather boots (est. £12,000 – 15,000) worn during his days in Hamburg and at the Cavern Club.

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Fans pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper

Written by admin on February 3, 2012 – 1:38 pm -

Fans around the world are commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) today.

Among the main events is the annual four-day commemoration of the Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. This was the last venue that the stars played before boarding the plane that would tragically crash shortly after take off. The Surf Ballroom has been designated a historical landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places last year.

Winter Dance Party Poster

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“Buddy Holly – Listen To Me” coming to PBS

Written by admin on October 29, 2011 – 5:34 pm -

A star-studded tribute to Buddy Holly will air on PBS in December.

“Buddy Holly: Listen To Me/The Ultimate Buddy Party” includes performances from a Buddy Holly 75th Birthday tribute concert that took place at the Music Box in Hollywood on September 7. Among the artists featured in the special are Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Paul Anka, Phil Everly, Patrick Stump and James Burton. There are also taped messages from big name fans of Holly, including Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne and Eric Idle.

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Test Your Knowledge of Buddy Holly

Written by admin on September 7, 2011 – 9:21 pm -

Rock and Pop Quiz - Buddy Holly Buddy Holly would have been 75-years-old today if he hadn’t died tragically in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, aged just 22. To mark the occasion, the latest Classic Pop Icons “Rock and Pop Quiz” is devoted to the life and career of Buddy Holly.

For each of the 20 questions, you are asked to choose the correct answer from four possibilities. Once all 20 have been selected, click the “Show Results” button to find out how well you did.

See also: Stars pay tribute to Buddy Holly

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Song of the Week #70 – “That’ll Be The Day”

Written by admin on September 5, 2011 – 10:48 am -

Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly’s rock ‘n’ roll classic “That’ll Be The Day” has been selected as Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons to mark what would have been the late star’s 75th birthday on September 7.

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