Celebrating the music of a legend

In the 50 years since Buddy Holly died, few celebrity tragedies have evoked such feeling as the plane crash that killed Buddy, the Big Bopper and 17-year-old Ritchie Valens.

Now a celebration of the music that fuelled the ill-fated tour will visit Worthing's Pavilion Theatre, as Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party Tour spokeswoman Gemma Nethersole explains.

"January 1959 saw Buddy Holly undertake his final tour.

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"Tragically the tour was cut short in February when three of the stars took a plane in order to meet their gruelling tour schedule which plunged Buddy, Ritchie and the Big Bopper to their deaths in Iowa, USA."

*Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party Tour, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, Saturday, September 19, at 7.45pm.

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