'BEST' ERRORS (7)
This topic enjoys general popularity, as I notice again and again.
Isn't it nice when you see that mistakes happen in the world of media
and you can say to yourself: They're no better than me!
We all make mistakes.
Some of them make it onto my website . . .
So, here we go !
ARE YOU SURE, NICOLAS ?
I've been told that Nicolas Cage is a huge Buddy Holly fan.
But why does he wear a T-Shirt with a pic of John Mueller ? ? ?
(sent in by Frank Merrison from the UK)
Jerry Ellison ???
© RingSideReport 2022
I'm absolutely sure that my friend Mike Berry
knew how to spell Jerry Allison's name correctly !
Some journalists don't !
(sent in by Lothar Pedd, Germany)
A Karaoke CD with 2 mistakes on the front cover.
A friend of a friend of mine sent me some information about a bootleg LP from 1986.
I listened to the soundfiles and I wasn't happy with the poor sound quality.
OK, it was a bootleg.
In an attachment I got some picture files of the cover, rear and so on.
I stumbled upon the front cover.
Have a look, they were in a hurry, nobody checked the text !
I had a look at the Bear Family Records catalog again.
There is a double - CD with the title "Buddy Holly - The Legend Returns".
Seems to be a production not put together by Bear Family.
All pictures are © Bear Family Records
Here I show the remarkable tracklist, which amazingly contains 2 titles that Buddy Holly never sang.
Now to a particularly "productive" topic when it comes to errors and distortions of the truth:
The well-known movie
"The Buddy Holly Story" (1978)
with a plot from 1956 to 1959.
I own the VHS tape and the DVD and can watch the film on YouTube on the computer.
Over time, in addition to the obvious inaccuracies to the historical truth,
many small things have been discovered that the viewer may not have noticed.
IMDb.com have published a list of these errors
or inaccuracies on one of its pages.
This was done in text form.
So that no false impression is created:
The contributions on the IMDb page were written by readers....
I have now tried to show pictures to this, so that it is all more understandable.
The movie is © 1978 Columbia Pictures
All screenshots of the texts about found errors are © IMDb.com
Wrong guitar at the roller rink.
Wrong pinball machines in the roller rink.
About the weight of ceramic tile.
"HOLLY" instead of "HOLLEY"
No mountains in Lubbock TX
The Century 21 real estate did not yet exist.
The world map, another "time traveler".
The wrong tour bus.
Same picture, one more error.
This mistake is not mentioned on the IMDb page.
I wrote the pink comment on the pic.
And right now:
Mistakes a go-go
All markings and comments in light green were made by me.
Final concert, wrong guitar.
Here is a Fender Stratocaster Guitar,
the type of guitar Buddy used to play.
© Fender Guitars
In the production year of the film (1978), the filmmakers should have known
that the Fender STRATOCASTER was the measure of all things
for many stars of the music scene.
Not only, but also because of Buddy Holly, this type of guitar has made
its triumphal march around the world of musicians.
Wrong name for Big Joe Turner song.
That was only a small but fine part of what can be remarked about this 1978 film,
which did not take the historical Buddy Holly & The Crickets facts too seriously.
Before I close this chapter, I want to show you a comment,
written by a person who uploaded the movie to YouTube.
To me, this person was a real expert, there's no doubt about it !
So he died in a jet ? The Beechcraft Bonanza was a single-engine propeller plane.
1-2 miles away? That was several miles more distance from the airport in Mason City.
And: He died in "Clear Lake Mason City" ?
Now here's a little story for you :
Buddy is on a tour of the USA and Canada in April 1958.
Then he and Chuck Berry do their absolute masterpiece. After the evening show on April 9 in Windsor, ON, Canada they fly on a supersonic plane and make "just a little" detour to South Africa, where they perform at the Sneaker Cartel in Cape Town on April 10. Directly after that they fly back to Canada with a supersonic airplane. There on April 11 next gig in Kitchener, ON, Canada. Unbelievable? Right! But on a website of songkick.com I found this insane tour schedule reminiscent of WDP's in 1959. Have a look!
It becomes quite problematic when we look at when the first supersonic aircraft was used on scheduled flights.
The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 already flew supersonically in 1968, but it was only "suitable" for civilian purposes.
No website of this very topic without John Mueller ! ! !
© TeeShirtSavage on Etsy
Here's another unbelievable story, as seen on Last FM Germany :
" BUDDY, BOB & EDDIE "
© last.fm Germany
As far as I know, Eddie Crandall was a talent scout and initiated the Decca Sessions in Nashville.
Here is a short Buddy Holly biography.
These "experts" tell the surprised reader that Buddy toured
the USA, England and GERMANY. Wow!
They "forgot" Canada and Australia and added Germany instead !
Very "creative" !!!
© was war wann, Germany
NOT FADE AWAY - The "Short" Version
A German proverb says: "In brevity lies the spice".
- In der Kuerze liegt die Wuerze -
Probably it means that everything is better the shorter it is.
That's probably what the people who published this playlist thought.
© Mint Music Consultancy
About Joe Meek
- Version 1 -
One night in early 1958, Joe was reading Tarot cards with
some friends, when he received a premonition that Buddy Holly,
one of his idols, was scheduled to meet his maker on February 3 — no year given.
He tried desperately to get in touch with his myopic hero,
but Holly either didn’t get the message,
or dismissed Meek’s warning as the ranting of a nut-job.
© 2021 Hip Quotient Productions
- Version 2 -
© Byte FM
His great idol was Buddy Holly.
When a tarot game revealed to him that Holly
would pass away on February 3, 1957 (!!),
Meek tried in vain to warn him.
Oddly enough, Buddy Holly then died exactly
one year later to the day. (February 3, 1958)
Version 2 kind of reminds me of the so-called "alternative facts" from Donald Trump's time!