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60 Years of Buddy Holly - Adelaide Festival Centre

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Scott Cameron
Happy Days Records presented "60 Years of Buddy Holly" at The Dunstan Playhouse on November 20th. The show began back in the year 1956 with 'Reddy Teddy' taking the audience of baby boomers back to their teenage years. This show is a celebration of rock and roll history, showing how Buddy Holly popularised the genre.

Scott Cameron stars as Charles Hardin Holley (Buddy Holly) and together with his Crickets Jordan C Thomas, Aaron Mol and Murray Sheridan, they recreate these magical moments of history in front of your very eyes.

Scott "Buddy" Cameron has been living his life through Buddy Holly since he was eight years old and recreating his character for audiences around the world for the last eleven years. At only age 28 he has performed in over 3000 performances world-wide.

Ever since being called Scott "Buddy" Cameron in The Sydney Morning Herald, the line between Holly and Scott has blurred even more. Cameron is Holly reincarnated.

Holly isn't just known for his career with The Crickets, he changed the face of rock and roll and influenced major acts including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Elton John, among others.

Cameron's performance is broken up into two parts; the iconic people Holly influenced, including songs by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valley, Jerry Lee Louis, The Everly Brothers and more and the second half focused on The Comets career and the songs that defined them including 'Not Fade Away', 'Bo Diddley', 'It's so Easy', 'True Love Ways', 'Well Alright, 'Peggy Sue Got Married', 'Heartbeat' and more.

As the show came to a close, the audience cheered as they waited to hear 'Peggy Sue and 'Rave On'. One male baby boomer in the audience took the opportunity to dance the night away and still had the moves.

After learning that Don McLean sang his line in 'American Pie' about Buddy Holly, 'The day the music died', I truly believe the music of Buddy Holly will live on forever through the talented voice of Scott Cameron.

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When: November 20th, 8pm
Where: The Dunstan Playhouse
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