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October 28, 2017 at White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

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Celebrating the 80 years since the birth of a true rock’n’roll legend, Buddy Holly – a Legend Reborn is coming to town starring the UK’s number one Buddy Holly.
Marc Robinson, a winner from ITV’s legendary Stars in Their Eyes show, headlines the spectacular live production, bringing to life classic hits such as Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and Oh Boy.
Backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in their Fifties heyday, Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn is an authentic slice of rock ’n’ roll nostalgia that ensures Buddy’s incredible legacy of unforgettable hit songs lives on.
Show producer Michael Taylor says Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn features Marc Robinson, clutching a Fender Stratocaster, sporting a pair of heavy-rimmed glasses and sounding exactly like Buddy in his heyday.
Had Buddy not been taken from the world at such a young age, he would be celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Buddy Holly – a Legend Reborn takes an all-new show on the road to commemorate.
Boasting a repertoire of more than 30 of Buddy’s greatest hits, Buddy Holly – a Legend Reborn includes some hidden gems as the show takes music fans back to the legendary performer’s big break. After graduating from high school, Buddy pursued a full-time career in music, opening for Elvis Presley twice at the Fair Park Coliseum and also at the Cotton Club. Pappy Dave Stone of KDAV Radio from Buddy’s home town of Lubbock was responsible for the Elvis bookings and in October he selected Buddy to open for Bill Haley and His Comets to be seen by Nashville scout Eddie Crandall. Crandall put Stone in touch with Grand Ole Opry manager Jim Denny. Stone sent Denny a demo tape to Decca Records, resulting in Buddy Holly’s first recording contract.
“Altogether Buddy recorded 109 songs,” says Marc. “Obviously, the best-known songs like Heartbeat, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and That’ll Be The Day enjoy a warm reception, but we’ve been surprised by the depth of knowledge of our audiences.”
Indeed, Marc says that the cast was spurred to learn the song Valley of Tears following repeated requests for its inclusion when the show first hit the road.
Show producer Michael Taylor says the production is a theatrical treat whether you are fanatical about Buddy Holly or simply want to enjoy a night of hit-packed music performed by superbly-talented musicians. “Book your seats for the only local date on the show’s nationwide tour,” he says, “that’ll be a very special day, guaranteed!”

Address: White Rock, Hastings
Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn

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