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Rave on : the biography of Buddy Holly

Author: Philip Norman
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philip Norman uses his unique skills to recreate the impetuous yet shy, modest yet steely willed Texan who was his first musical hero. He has gained exclusive access to an extraordinary archive of never-before-seen letters, contracts, and personal memorabilia, which dispel the many mysteries still lingering around Buddy's name and allow the reader to share some of the most intimate moments in his short but crowded
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Buddy Holly; Buddy Holly; Buddy Holly
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Norman
ISBN: 0684800829 9780684800820
OCLC Number: 34788857
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Philip Norman.

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Philip Norman uses his unique skills to recreate the impetuous yet shy, modest yet steely willed Texan who was his first musical hero. He has gained exclusive access to an extraordinary archive of never-before-seen letters, contracts, and personal memorabilia, which dispel the many mysteries still lingering around Buddy's name and allow the reader to share some of the most intimate moments in his short but crowded life. Buddy's family and close friends have also spoken.

Frankly about him - notably his widow, Maria Elena, giving her first in-depth interview in more than twenty years. Commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Buddy's birth, Rave On is a revealing, sometimes shocking, but always warmly affectionate portrait of America's mythical rock'n'roll era and its brightest and most enduring star.

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