A-Z of Buddy Holly & the Crickets : Revised & Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback / softback
by Alan Mann
The plane crash of 3 February 1959 which claimed the life of Buddy Holly was both a human tragedy, and a tragedy for rock'n'roll.
In a little under two years, Holly and his band -- the Crickets -- had become major stars, thanks to their high standard of musicianship and a string of memorable hits including 'That'll Be The Day', 'Rave On', 'Peggy Sue', 'Oh Boy!' and 'Heartbeat', only for their career to be cruelly cut short.
After his death, Holly's records continued to sell in quantity for many years -- a testament to his massive influence and the lasting popularity of his music.
It may sound strange now, but in those monochrome, pre-Internet days very little was actually known about the singer with the unusual name and the hiccup in his voice -- a situation that persisted until the appearance of John Goldrosen's pioneering biography in 1975.
Since then, much more information has been uncovered, thanks to decades of research by dedicated fans.
This book draws together a mass of Holly facts and info from a variety of published sources, as well as the author's own original research, and presents them in an easy-to-use encyclopaedic format.
Now in its third edition, it has proved to be a popular and valuable reference work on this seminal rock'n'roller.
This is a book that every Holly fan will want to keep at his fingertips.
A book about a musical genius who will never be forgotten.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages, 66 b/w photos
- Publisher: Music Mentor Books
- Publication Date: 11/03/2009
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9780954706807