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Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography Of Buddy Holly

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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 t ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 17th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published October 1st 1987)
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Find yourself a good quality Walkman, a nicely remastered copy of a Buddy Holly hits CD, and a pair of headphones with better-than-average treble response and sonic transparency and listen to Buddy's May 1957 recording of Not Fade Away and tell me it's not the most perfect and beautiful thing in all of rock and roll.

That recording (the b-side of the hit "Oh Boy") was never a hit in its own right in its time; only becoming so after the cultic "legend" of Buddy Holly grew following his sudden deat
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Apr 15, 2012 Chris Walker rated it really liked it
I wasn't born until 11 years after Buddy's tragic death, but I've recently become addicted to his music and the sound that only he and the Crickets could produce. I've been reading everything about the man that I can get my hands on. This book is very informative and I would have rated it a five if the author hadn't drug the experience down with his opinions, albeit positive, about each and every piece of Holly music. The books starts at his birthplace and expectedly follows his life through his ...more
Sep 09, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it
It was slow going. I wish it told a little more about Buddy's personality, but I suspect he was a bit of an enigma. I also wish it had included more interviews. A good chunk of the book discussess the songs (how they were produced and what the lyrics were). I'd rather hear more about why Holly wrote them, but I suspect that most of that information is lost or was never known.
I wish Buddy had written an autobiography before he had died. His music is so amazing, even now.
Jan 27, 2016 Cocaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You should never forget Elvis but just for the duration of this book put the King of Rock and Roll to the back of your mind. This book , much like the subject matter it speaks of, hits all the right notes.
Jan 27, 2010 Sara rated it it was amazing
Learned a lot about my new favorite original rock 'n roller! The lesson to learn from Buddy is to get out there and show the world your genius while you have the chance.
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Very comprehensive. Details of the history of recordings was surprisingly interesting.
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