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Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party on the Isle of Wight

Fri 30 Aug 2013

Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party on the Isle of Wight

The Shanklin Theatre will be playing host to a celebration of rock 'n' roll 1950s style next month, with Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party taking place on September 27th.

Kicking off at 19:30 BST, the evening's entertainment will feature live renditions of some of the biggest hits of the decade, with guests encouraged to get up and bop their socks off to the beat.

Buddy Holly launched his Winter Dance Pary Tour of the Mid-West of the US in January 1959 and this event aims to capture the spirit of the heyday of rock 'n' roll, with all performers on the night resplendent in their authentic 1950s attire and slicked back hair.

Music on the night will include the hits of the Holster himself, as well as tunes from The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Dion and the Belmonts.

Tracks like Chantilly Lace, Running Bear, White Lightning, The Wanderer, Runaround Sue, La Bamba and Teenager In Love will be accompanied by hits like True Love Ways, I Wonder Why and It Doesn't Matter Anymore - all from Buddy's 1959 tour.

An acknowledgement will also be made to the King himself, with Elvis Presley getting an airing in a short medley of his greatest hits from the 1950s.

Indeed, a statement from the organisers reads: "Tonight we prove that the music did not indeed die but lives on and is as vibrant and relevant as ever. Ladies and Gentlemen: Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party. Enjoy."

It promises to be a fantastic night out for all those keen to get back to a simpler time when rock 'n' roll was good clean fun and had all the kids dancing in the aisles.

Admission to the show will cost £16.50 and all those interested in heading along are encouraged to book their place soon as places are limited. Tickets can be booked by contacting the Shanklin Theatre box office.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801631947-ADNFCR

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