Rave on: The Biography of Buddy Holly

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Albert - Goodreads

A labor of love, but still, there seems to be many holes in the story he tells. Also, the author inserts himself into the narrative far too much for my tastes. His Beatles book is far better. I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Burton - Goodreads

Very interesting book especially on the role of Norman Petty and the details of the plane crash.A great rock star whose work has stood the test of time.A sad and moving account from a true fan. Read full review


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Philip Norman was born on April 13, 1943 and grew up in Ryde, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. He is a novelist, biographer, journalist and playwright. His books include biographies of Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and John Lennon as well as Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation.

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