The music never died.
Today real-life craziness has taken some luster off of Gary Busey, but the dude used to be known as a top-drawer actor.
His best work came in this righteous biopic documenting one of the early kings of rock and roll.
Buddy Holly passed too soon, thanks to a plane crash which also claimed trailblazers Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, but his music and hard-driving style inspired generations.
Turn off the negative buzz in your brain about Busey, and go back to when the man, like the real-life supernova he played, was king of the charts.