(1996/Big Nickel) Jim Dawson & Spencer Leigh, Paperback, 168 pages, 17x23 cm, english, rare b&w illustrations.
The compilers have put together the ultimate tribute book to one of Rock & Roll's greatest pioneers, with quotes from Ella Holley (Buddy's mother), Bob Montgomery, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison, Waylon Jennings, Niki Sullivan, Roy Orbison, Sid King, Norman Petty, Bill Pickering, Gene Vincent, Don Guess, Charlie Feathers, Dick Clark, Bob Thiele, Buddy Knox and others whose lives touched Buddy's during his lifetime. Includes Buddy's chart hits, the unreleased album of alternate takes you probably haven't heard, cover records & remakes of Buddy's songs, paens, dirges and tribute records, current CD releases and much more. With many rare photographs.
At last, the real story of rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly is told by those who knew him best: his family, the musicians he played with, the fans who loved him, and the stars who were inspired by his music, including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan. With extensive coverage of Buddy's chart hits, the unreleased album of alternate takes you probably haven't heard, cover records, remakes of Buddy's songs,
tribute records and more.