Buddy Holly: The Real Story

Buddy Holly: The Real Story

by EllisAmburn (Author)


The myth of rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly has endured since the 1960s. The image of the polite, correct and sweet-natured youth from Lubbock, Texas has been endorsed by plays, films and books. This title offers the whole story, revealed by Buddy's friends, family and lovers. Now Buddy can be seen as the archetypal rock 'n' roll rebel he was. From his humble origins in the conservative Bible Belt to his pivotal role in the shaping of rock 'n' roll, every part of his life and work is examined in this biography. Holly's sudden death in a plane crash at the age of 22 was a key moment in musical history.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 390
Edition: New
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 08 Aug 2002

ISBN 10: 0753506599
ISBN 13: 9780753506592

Media Reviews
'Riveting' Sunday Times; 'A hugely entertaining read'. Mojo; 'A fitting, gritty testament' Irish Times; 'A valuable addition to rock'n'roll history' Daily Mail
Author Bio
Ellis Amburn's previous books have been critically acclaimed best-sellers. Pearl, Amburn's biography of Janis Joplin, sold 175,000 copies, whilst his book on the life of Roy Orbison, Dark Star, achieved sales of over a quarter of a million. He provides a fresh perspective and well-written insight into the personality of Buddy Holly.