OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly
Venue Address (Get Directions)World Cafe Live at the Queen
Date and Time
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:30pm
On February 2, 1959, Buddy Holly performed his last show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Also appearing on the bill that night were Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. It would also be their last show; as later that evening, fate intervened. Buddy had decided to charter a small four passenger Beechcraft Bonanza in order to fly ahead to Fargo, North Dakota in order to get good night’s sleep, but sadly the plane only made it a few a miles from the airport. A rock and roll cataclysm.
OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly will be appearing at the Queen on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The show will commemorate this, the fifty-fourth anniversary of “The Day the Music Died.”
Founded by Rehoboth Beach-based Walt Hetfield, the four-piece tribute band and stage show features Hetfield as "Buddy" and guitarist Mike Long, bassist and pianist Barry Eli, and drummer Ken Schleifer reprising the role of his back-up band, the Crickets. From start to finish, the band plays not only the greatest hits, but they also cover the rockabilly era of Holly’s early career, satisfying even the most steadfast fans. Additionally, OH BOY! recalls the music of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Richie Valens.
Intended to be a one-time tribute show in a night club, the April 2009 debut of OH BOY! saw such demand that the performance was moved to the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts. Since then, the show has played to packed houses in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey for three years straight.