Holly was one of the first artists to produce his own records. He was also one of the first to experiment with overdubbing tracks in the studio. "He did all these amazing, innovative things in his short career," says Cercone. The musical, starring Pat McRoberts as the geeky-looking rocker, tells the story of how Holly emerged from small-town Texas to write and record classics like "It's So Easy" and "Peggy Sue." Along the way, he became one of the most influential performers of the 20th century and one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first inductees. "It's inspiring," says Cercone, "the string of hits that he put together in such a short amount of time."
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