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This is a biography of 1950s singer Buddy Holly, singer of songs such as "Peggy Sue", Rave On" and "Not Fade Away". Artists such as Linda Ronstadt, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello have made cover versions of his records. This book explores the story behind the songs and traces the singer's life from his childhood to his last tour in February 1959. There are personal reminiscences from Holly's friends and relatives and the people who worked with him such as Jerry Allison and Waylon Jennings. The book also includes a complete discography, dates of tours and personal appearances, and reproductions of many letters and lyric sheets.
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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 Pavilion Books, 1994. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP80348024
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