SIXTY years ago on February 3 1959, Rock ’n’ Roll lost a legend – Buddy Holly. To commemorate the anniversary, tribute show Buddy Holly and The Cricketers are presenting a special performance in venues all over the UK. Tonight (Friday) the band will aim to raise the roof of the Eastgate Theatre with songs including all time favourites such as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! Producer Simon Fielder was an actor in the original touring and West End show. He said: “Buddy Holly was pivotal in my development as a guitarist and songwriter.

“Buddy’s music has touched the hearts of millions around the world and influenced many famous artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Brian May and many others.

“This year is especially poignant and will be a show to remember.”

The Buddy Holly and The Cricketers show has been performed for 26 years and has travelled the world. The show was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when it appeared on BBC One’s The One and Only, with Graham Norton notably commenting that they were “Buddy Brilliant”.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £18 available now from Box Office on 01721 725777 or