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The Buddy Holly Story
SUBJECTS — Music/Popular; U.S./1945 - 1991; Biography;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Talent;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — None.
Age: 12+; MPAA Rating: PG; Drama; 1978; 113 minutes; Color.
This is a biography of Buddy Holly, one of the pioneers of modern rock and roll.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Buddy Holly Story provides background and discussion questions to help explore the origins of rock and roll.
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The Buddy Holly Story has the gritty feel of the rockabilly culture from which modern rock evolved.
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"The Beatles" took their name as a parody of Buddy Holly's band "The Crickets." Why did they do this?
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