Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Buddy Holly, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, Ritchie Valens

From the front page of the Scranton Tribune, February 4, 1959.
Big Rock and Roll show at Public Hall, from The Plain Dealer, March 30, 1958.
On October 16, 1958 the Biggest Show of Stars tour rolled into Scranton. This must have been one of the earlier Rock and Roll shows to play Scranton. The bill reads like a list of Rock and Roll legends. Buddy Holly & the Crickets, this was the last tour with Jerry Allison and Joe B. Mauldin. Clyde McPhatter the lead singer of the original Drifters, The Olympics, Dion & the Belmonts, along with the others. This was the tour where Buddy and Maria drove in their new Cadillac, with Joe B. and Jerry Allison driving a yellow Desoto station wagon.

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe this was the ony time Buddy Holly appeared in Scranton.

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