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Old 03-30-2018, 04:06 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
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I was watching the Buddy Holly Story the other day, the one where Gary Busey played Buddy. I'd seen it before and I loved how all the music was performed by the actors live. But, after watching it again, I noticed the kit was wrong. They showed them on the Ed Sullivan Show and the drummer was using a blue sparkle Ludwig with the 13 missing the bottom head, to make it worse, it had a 70's logo on the kick. He actually used a wmp Ludwig, no bottom head missing and no logo on the kick. Now I understand the movie was made in 1978, long before the internet, but surely someone working on the movie could had gotten the actual footage and got the details correct. It may sound trivial, but, C'mon Man!

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Old 03-30-2018, 04:27 PM
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LOL!! Only us drummers would notice that!!

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Old 03-30-2018, 04:51 PM
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I was watching the Buddy Holly Story the other day, the one where Gary Busey played Buddy. I'd seen it before and I loved how all the music was performed by the actors live. But, after watching it again, I noticed the kit was wrong. They showed them on the Ed Sullivan Show and the drummer was using a blue sparkle Ludwig with the 13 missing the bottom head, to make it worse, it had a 70's logo on the kick. He actually used a wmp Ludwig, no bottom head missing and no logo on the kick. Now I understand the movie was made in 1978, long before the internet, but surely someone working on the movie could had gotten the actual footage and got the details correct. It may sound trivial, but, C'mon Man!
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:23 PM
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That’ll be the day! Excellent!
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:17 AM
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I live in Iowa and have seen many concerts at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake (his LAST show before the crash) It is a time capsule with much history and is still in operation. We have gone out in the country to the crash site and memorial- very sad and eerie... If you ever get a chance it is worth the time to visit!
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:20 PM
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I played with Sonny West ("Rave On" & "Oh Boy") at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival, met Peggy Sue & drank beer with Tommy Allsup. We went to Norman Petty Studio, all the original recording equipment is there, along with the celeste that was used on "Every Day"
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:27 PM
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I played with Sonny West ("Rave On" & "Oh Boy") at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival, met Peggy Sue & drank beer with Tommy Allsup. We went to Norman Petty Studio, all the original recording equipment is there, along with the celeste that was used on "Every Day"
Unbelievable! What an amazing experience! You're a lucky man, sir!!!
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:07 PM
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Correction JA (Jerry Allison's) kit was infact a WMP Premier &NOT a Ludwig kit if i'm not mistaken?.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:15 AM
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...Now I understand the movie was made in 1978, long before the internet
Some movies filmed before the internet are more accurate than this one. "Cotton Club" is a good example. There are several mistakes in "The Buddy Holly Story". The drumset hardware is another, not to mention that seventies Telecaster (never in my life have seen a single photo of Buddy playing a Tele).
This is NOT a trivial thing just because that kind of error breaks down the Magic of taking the audience to another past time. That is why the well made films employ advisors (in weapons, clothes, cars, music...).
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:16 PM
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There will always be inaccuracies on movie sets in regards to time period/era "stuff" and not just with instruments. Most production/set designers in hollywood have no clue when it comes to these things, which is why they'll now use "technical advisers" to make sure the set/scene is as authentic as possible. I've been on a couple of movie sets as both musician (VH1's Def Leppard Story, which was filmed in my city of Montreal) and on the set of Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck as an extra "nuclear bomb survivor", which was also filmed on location here. The Def Leppard set was pretty accurate, simply because they hired real musicians as extras and technical advisers, as opposed to only tech advisers and actors with no musical experience. The drums however, were not accurate. I can't recall what drums were used, but i remember them being pretty recent, like a late 80's kit, when the scene actually called for an early 70's glam rock set up. This was of course the scene where guitarist Phil Collen leaves his band "Girl" to join Def Leppard in the mid-late 70's. My bass player and i are in one scene as extras (in the band "Girl",)after the "live performance" which convinced the early Def Leppard members to ask Collen to join the band. It's very brief and i'm only seen for a whole 5 seconds ! The movie "Ray" and "Walk The Line" were incredibly accurate in all aspects of the instruments used from that time. You'll still see inaccuracies all over the place in movies, but the average movie goer will never know the difference.

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