ETA James Begley during his performance as music legend Buddy Holly at Casino Niagara. Photo Credit: C.M.
Wednesday, February 28th, was a great afternoon for Buddy Holly fans who came to see their idol portrayed so convincingly by ETA James Begley. Dressed handsomely in a white jacket for his first set, and a black tuxedo for his second, and, of course, the signature black rimmed glasses for both, James sang all of Buddy Holly's hits. James entertained his fans at the Silver Aces show at Casino Niagara with stories about many of the songs, including "Heartbeat" (which is used as the theme song for the Brit show of the same name), and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" by Canada's own, Paul Anka. "Peggy Sue", perhaps Holly's best know song, was followed later in the set with "Peggy Sue Got Married". Audience participation is always crowd pleasing, and James engaged us all by having half the audience challenge the other half by trying out sing the chorus. We danced, sang, and thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of wonderful entertainment. A special hello to Arlene, Joanne, and Doreen. It always such fun talking and dancing with the Silver Aces ladies.
I wish to thank James for taking a moment to pose for the above photos. It isn't easy getting photos in the casino. Best regards, Carolyn. Photo Credit: C.M.