I know I am late, but I wanted to be sure to mention, on the 50th anniversary of “the day the music died,” that Staton Rabin has a new biography of Buddy Holly out, entitled OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly. Staton is the author of several other books, including Betsy And The Emperor, The Curse Of The Romanovs, and Black Powder (published by Simon & Schuster), and Mr. Lincoln’s Boys (from Viking).
Yes, the 50th anniversary was yesterday.
This book is intended for younger readers, a group that thinks 50 years ago someone like, um, Eisenhower was president. But it works for us oldsters as well! In his review of the book, Kindle enthusiast Len Edgerly says that “the book…is full of joy and savvy appreciation of Buddy Holly’s place in the history of American music,” putting him “less at risk of becoming the most famous rock star that young people have never heard of.”
Thanks to Staton for this great contribution to the history of a generation of music lovers who were very much around 50 years ago and thanks, too, for making this book a “Kindle exclusive.”