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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2015, 12:43:02 AM »

Lennon was ridiculously self-conscious about wearing glasses in the years leading up to fame and into the Beatlemania years.
Probably more self-conscious than anybody has ever been about anything.
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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2015, 04:32:29 AM »

If so, he truly had the mentality of a gnat.  More I read and learn about the guy, the more I wonder how he wasn't living in some padded room.  No wonder he did drugs.

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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2015, 07:47:28 PM »


I've read in more than one book that John loathed his glasses and refused to wear them. (Naturally, I can't remember the specific books in which I read this.) I recall, too, a quote from Pete Shotton, I believe, about how John would shoplift (records? I wish I had a searchable database of what I've read) and pick up the wrong items because his vision was so poor.
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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2015, 08:14:47 PM »

John had a number of factors in his life that contributed to his often unfortunate behavior and I really think his vision was a big one. Even with glasses or contacts it wasn't great. It wasn't just that he disliked having to wear the glasses (which he did), daily life is a struggle when you can't see well. Add that to the losses he suffered and his general personality type and it's no wonder he had problems.
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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2015, 04:26:58 AM »

1. He wore glasses, John Lennon wore glasses.


  What does that have to do with anything?


I would have thought it was obvious.....it showed Lennon that he too could be a pop star if someone who looked like Buddy Holly, rather than Elvis Presley, could. It also showed Hank Marvin the same thing.


The King wore glasses too...




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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2015, 09:05:17 AM »

"Whats this - glasses?"
"That's right sir, they're glasses, sir"


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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2015, 03:54:56 AM »

"Whats this - glasses?"
"That's right sir, they're glasses, sir"


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Re: Buddy Holly
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2015, 07:29:29 AM »

I would have thought it was obvious.....it showed Lennon that he too could be a pop star if someone who looked like Buddy Holly, rather than Elvis Presley, could. It also showed Hank Marvin the same thing.

I very much agree with this, good points. Buddy was the first rock star that people truly could relate to, because he was more about craft and less about charisma/image. He's the artists whose death I feel the saddest about, even more than Lennon's, because he was so young (f***ing 22) and could've achieved so much in the future. And 'Not Fade Away' is pretty much how rock 'n' roll should be played and sung for me, pure perfection.
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