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Record breaking stage show The Buddy Holly Story returns to Scotland as the stars of the show talk to The Hour.
Glen Joseph who plays Buddy Holly in the record breaking show joins us on The Hour to talk about what the role of Buddy means to him.
Over twenty million people around the world have seen The Buddy Holly Story over the last 15 years. When Glen took over the lead role he was the 23rd actor to step in to the shoes of the rock'n'roll legend. As he explains to The Hour, it was a dream come true.
"It's epic to play a man who has had such an impact on the world of music. Its such an honour. When I was being driven to school as a my dad always used to play Buddy Holly on the car stereo. He is a massive fan so it was incredible for me to get the role."
"My dad and I actually went over to visit Lubbock, Texas where Buddy is from and did the same drive Buddy did to the studios where he cut his most famous songs."
Buddy Holly, whose most famous songs include 'That'll Be The Day' and 'Peggy Sue' was only 22 when he lost his life in the same plane crash that killed fellow pop stars Richie Valens and The Big Bopper.
Glen first got the role when he was 23, one year older than Holly was when he passed away.
"While the show is about Buddy, we also pay tribute to Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, playing their hits, La Bamba and Chantilly Lace."
‘The Buddy Holly Story’ is at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow - Mon 4 – Sat 9 July and then the Edinburgh Playhouse from Mon 11 – Sat 16 July.