‘The Last Gig of Buddy Holly’ is a promotional marketing tool, which is an event planner can request to create a buzz around an appearance of Mister Fifties. Here is an excerpt from an upcoming soon go be released article from the Mister Fifties Fan Magazine discussing the tribute show.
The first artist tribute that Mister Fifties attempted was ‘That’ll be the day’ which was to eventually evolve into ‘The Last Gig Of Buddy Holly’. The premise of the show was a re-enactment of the final performance of Richie Valens, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly whom all perished in a tragic plane crash following an appearance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa. It is a well known rock and roll event, referred to as ‘the day the music died’, February 3rd 1959. Mister Fifties research was able to find information about the set list and performers at that final gig and tried to come as close as we could, even including songs from the warm up act – ‘Teenager in Love’ by Dion of Dion and the Belmonts. Since the inception of the tributes in the Mister Fifties Show, the band has introduced a number of new tribute shows such as ‘Stand by me- A Tribute to the Drifters; and ‘Dream – The Everly Brothers’.