Celebrating the Life of a Legendary Rocker with Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story on the Forestburgh Playhouse Stage

Buddy Holly was just 22 years old, but already a rock and roll sensation, when he boarded a four-seater plane with fellow stars Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, as well as pilot Roger Peterson, for the short hop to the next stop on their tour. The plane crashed in inclement weather, killing all four instantly. That date, February 3, 1959, was memorialized as “The Day the Music Died” in Don McLean’s 1971 hit song, “American Pie.” In honor of the 50th anniversary of the plane crash, the Forestburgh Playhouse is bringing Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story to life June 18-30.

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Differences Between Hair the Musical and Hair the Movie

Debuting off Broadway in 1967 and on Broadway in 1968, Hair is the rock musical that defined a generation. Show creators and close friends James Rado and Gerome Ragni set out to capture the countercultural zeitgeist that was unfolding around them, basing lead characters Claude and Berger on themselves, and the rest of the ensemble on the people in their everyday lives. In fact, they recruited some of the original cast at Be-Ins and other happenings they attended.

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