Buddy Holly was a rock pioneer. In an era when almost all stars were manufactured by the music industry, he wrote his own material, led his own group, played a Fender Strat, and recorded classic songs like That'll Be the Day,” Peggy Sue,” Not Fade Away,” and It's So Easy,” in the process influencing everyone from the Beatles to Elvis Costello. Remembering Buddy Holly traces in consumate detail Holly's life from his birth in Lubbock, Texas in 1936 to his tragic death in a plane crash twenty-three years later. In celebration of Holly's sixtieth birthday, this definitive biography was once again made available.
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John Goldrosen wrote the first major biography of Buddy Holly, Buddy Holly: His Life and Music, in 1975. He is currently an attorney and lives in Whitman, Massachusetts. John Beecher was the co-producer of the award-winning Complete Buddy Holly boxed set from MCA. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.Review:
"Exemplary." -- Robert Palmer, New York Times
"Superb." -- Greil Marcus, Village Voice
"The best rock biography that's ever been written." -- Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone
Remembering Buddy is the definitive biography of Buddy Holly, written with the co-operation of Holly's family and friends and hist musical and business colleagues. In consummate detail, Remembering Buddy traces Holly's life from his birth in Lubbock, Texas, in 1936, to his tragic plane crash 23 years later. Buddy Holly was a rock pioneer who wrote his own material, led his own group, and recorded a catalogue of classic songs. He influenced everyone from The Beatles and Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. Though Holly's career was brief, world-wide sales of his records run into many millions and his birthday is still celebrated world-wide. Remembering Buddy contains a wealth of information for Holly fans, and will introduce the man behind the music that is continually to be found on "goldie oldie" stations around the country and around the world. -- Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Da Capo Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110306807157
Book Description Da Capo Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0306807157