Oh Boy! Enjoy the songs of Buddy Holly at the Grand Ole Opry

Sunday, February 3, marks the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson aka The Big Bopper and pilot Roger Peterson.

It was the day the music died.

To honour rock and roll’s finest, well-known musician Brian Hughes, along with Ian Newport, Greg Porterfield, Davy Maddock, Garry Young, Alison Boyd and Big Al Smith are performing a tribute show at the Grand Ole Opry, Kinning Park.

Multi award-winning British Country Music artist Brian has been a lifetime Buddy fan having been born four months after the fateful day in 1959, and wanted to do something to mark the date.

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Brian said: “I’m a huge fan of Buddy Holly and was raised on his music thanks to my parents.

“I wanted to do something to mark the anniversary, and decided to get some band members and backing singers together and put on a show.”

The gig isn’t a tribute show like you might expect, but you will still hear all the much-loved songs of Buddy Holly including, Not Fade Away, That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! and Brian’s favourite song...

“True Love Ways is my favoruite Buddy Holly song, he said. It’s just perfect!

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“It won’t be like the usual tribute shows – we won’t be getting dressed up as the band. That’s why I called the show ‘Songs of Buddy Holly to differentiate between the other shows.

“But you can sit and listen, you can sing along, or you can get up and dance. It will be a great night!”

Catch The Songs of Buddy Holly at the Grand Ole Opry, 7pm-10.30pm.

Show tickets, priced £12.75, can be purchased at the venue Box Office , call 0141 429 5396, or via the website www.brianhughesmusic.com.