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.
Just before a recording session that Buddy Holly is about to start with the use of an orchestra, a violinist comes up to Buddy and remarks at how the music was written to make it sound like raindrops. It's possible that the song that was about to be recorded, which is not heard in the film, is "Raining In My Heart", a Buddy Holly track that does indeed include an orchestra of violinists playing accompanying music that imitates rain falling.
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 billboard on the Clear Lake Auditorium (standing in for the Clear Lake Surf Ballroom) reads "Feb 3". Buddy Holly's final performance was Monday, Feb. 2, 1959.
Caption shown after the end credits are over: "This film is dedicated to those who loved him first - Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Holley, Maria Elena Holly"