The Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

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Corrected entry: When Buddy borrows his father's truck - the name on the side is spelt Holly, not Holley which was the family name. The name Holly was only used for the records after it was incorrectly spelt on the first disc.

Correction: Throughout the film they spell Holley without the e because that is how people know it to be spelled.

Corrected entry: In the opening scene of the film where Buddy and his band are playing at a skating rink, Buddy is playing a Fender Bronco electric guitar. The scene takes place in the mid-50's, but Fender didn't make the Bronco until the late 60's-early 70's. Later in the film he plays a Fender Telecaster at the Apollo Threatre. Every actual photo of the appearance shows him playing his trademark Fender Stratocaster.

Correction: The guitar in the opening is not a 'Bronco'. It is a Fender MusicMaster which was produced in the 50's, therefore the opening scene would historically be correct.

Factual error: When Buddy and the musicians tour bus is towed to the Clear Lake Auditorium for the final concert before the fatal air crash, the canopy states that the concert is on the 3rd of February. The fatal accident that took Buddy, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens occurred at 1am on 3rd February 1959 so the canopy should have read 2nd February.

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