Buddy Holly was a little more complex than the usual myth makes him out to be. He lost his virginityaccording to biographer Ellis Amburnin a Texas backseat, he bet $3,000 on a dice roll against Danny Rock n Roll Is Here To Stay Rapp in an afterhours craps match, and he carried a pistol which he drew at least once on hoods who got too hood-y. And weve gone so far as to personally verify the pistol story with Crickets drummer Jerry Allison, who carried a .25 automatic himself. (Wasnt a big deal, he added.) And while thats not quite the Buddy Holly in the famed musical Buddy, you can rest easy knowing that this kid from Texas was absolutely the rock n roller the legend makes him out to bein spirit, in deed and across a discography brought to vital life in a play that tells just one of many Buddy Holly stories.
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