Marc Robinson is a little too daft-looking to be Buddy Holly, Richard Atkins is too soft as Elvis, Rebel Dean a little naive as Eddie Cochran
and Johnny Curtiss too tough as Roy Orbison.
Lookalikes of Eddie Cochran
, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Buddy Holly rocked a full house in a flawless, charismatic performance.
I didn't know Eddie Cochran
was dead and I imagine there are many more who don't.
Three of them - Elvis, Roy Orbison and Eddie Cochran
- have been the subject of previous Kenwright shows, while the musical Buddy featuring Buddy Holly has been running for years.
Julie Munday and Darrel Higham, authors of Don't Forget Me - The Eddie Cochran
Story (Mainstream pounds 15.
Rock 'n' Roll Heaven is the supposed gig they never gave, with Del Shannon, Ricky Nelson and Eddie Cochran
The great stars flocked to the city and I was there to see them - Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran
, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent and the like.
Entire evenings were variously devoted to the lives and loves of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran
and Roy Orbison.
Included in sales which exceeded 30m was an album of Beatles' songs This was commercially pleasing for the poor boy from Los Angeles, but Waronker's label was also a serious player in the development of rock and roll and blues music with Eddie Cochran
, Julie (Cry Me A River) London and Bobby Vee being among its artists.
Born and raised in Newcastle, Nic grew up on a musical diet of Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran
, Gene Vincent and the Beatles.
Rock `n' Roll Heaven is the ultimate showcase gig in homage to Eddie Cochran
, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Ricky Nelson.
Talon - The Best of the Eagles also return to the popular venue with their 10th anniversary tour, the music of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran
and Roy Orbison is celebrated in Rockin' on Heaven's Door and We'll Meet Again evokes the spirit of wartime Britain.
JOE BROWN is celebrating 50 years as a professional entertainer and by the time he was 20 had played lead guitar with Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran
The slapped bass of Al Rex and the staggered sax of Rudy Pompilli gave The Comets a distinctive sound, but they were unable to stand the onslaught of the younger rock and rollers led by Elvis, Eddie Cochran
and Buddy Holly (who fronted The Crickets).
What's good is the way it juxtaposes well-known artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran
, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent and Little Richard, with lesser known rockers such as Janis Martin, Piano Red, Sonny Fisher, David Houston and Larry Don.