PG | | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.
Contrary to what is shown in the film, Buddy Holly did not punch out the music producer in Nashville. In reality, Buddy, along with his singing partner Bob Montgomery, spent a few months in Nashville writing and recording songs. Although they ultimately got nowhere, their compositions were covered by other artists. Buddy's most prominent song from his time in Nashville is "Blue Days, Black Nights". It was after returning to Lubbock from Nashville that Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery went their separate ways and Buddy formed The Crickets and went into Rock N Roll.
Hey, Riley, we're all plugged in and checked up... yeah, we're ready.
Buddy Holly: Riley wants to hear you at the mike - that's the one right there; say somethin' into that mike.
Ray Bob Simmons: One, two, three, testing... one...
Buddy Holly: How's that sound?
Riley Randolph: All right, that's a good level, ...
The closing caption refers to "Clearlake" (one word), Iowa. The city is "Clear Lake" (two words), as seen at the city's official website, www.clearlakeiowa.com. The same mistake is made in the name of the (erroneous) "Clearlake Auditorium".
Caption shown at end of film: "Buddy Holly died later that night along with JP 'The Big Bopper' Richardson and Ritchie Valens in the crash of a private airplane just outside of Clearlake... and the rest is rock 'n' roll!"