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    Buddy Holly and the Crickets Twice-Autographed British Tour Souvenir Program. During their 1958 heyday, Buddy Holly and the Crickets were a great success in the States and in England as well. The group toured England in March 1958, inspiring John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and others who would be on the forefront of the British Rock scene. These autographs were collected by a young American woman visiting Liverpool, England with her family, where her father was a member of the Armed Forces. She was lucky enough to have special permission to sit on the stage throughout the show, and after the concert was invited backstage where Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin signed the back cover of her souvenir program. This is a rare copy of the program book from the historic tour that has also been signed by Holly on the interior pages along with Des O'Connor (supporting act). The program is in Fine to Very Fine condition with mild overall wear and bent lower left rear corner. Holly's autograph is large and clear, as are the rest. All in all, a rare autograph on a wonderful item with great historical significance. A full provenance story on this item was recently filmed for the Antiques Roadshow in San Antonio, TX. Accompanied by a COA from PSA/DNA.

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