- Paperback: 295 pages
- Publisher: TOGIEntertainment (March 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0980008514
- ISBN-13: 978-0980008517
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,918,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue
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Marie Elena has a right to protect Buddy's name and reputation, but in doing so to the extreme, she has harmed herself by creating the impression that she is solely out to make money off her late husband's name and image.
Jerry Allison comes off as problematic, also, but given the culture and time he grew up in, it's understandable why he did some of the things he did. We men aren't always of the best character.
In reading her book, I did not get the impression Peggy Sue was relating only the bad in anyone she happened to write about.
Perhaps, Jerry Allison or Marie Elena could write books of their own to relate their experiences in their own words.
Buddy Holly, Norman and Violet Petty, Niki Sullivan and others are gone. They can't tell us their side of the story. Those who are yet with us can. Peggy Sue has taken the time to give us her view of things. If you read "Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?" you will have a better understanding of some of the individuals who helped shape or worked with Buddy Holly.
Peggy Sue's story contains some revelations--particularly that Buddy was planning to file for divorce of Maria Elena--and gently hints that Peggy Sue was his real love all along. Perhaps so. Maria Elena has achieved a tough-as-nails reputation, even going as far as trying to prevent the publication of this memoir. And, it is widely questioned whether or not she really was pregnant when Buddy was killed in that plane crash.
This book resonates with a sound of truth, and is a gentle look at another side of a man whose life and music impacted -- and directed -- music as knew it back then, as well as today. Immensely personal and highly enjoyable, this book is definitely on the must read list for any fan of Buddy Holly's, as well as Peggy Sue's. I'm so glad she wrote this one!!!
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This book really takes me back, to the very beginning of rock and roll. I always wondered what had become of Peggy Sue, and now I know.Published 6 months ago by Rachelle Gibbons
I bought this book earlier in 2015 because I did wonder what happened to Peggy Sue. When the song Peggy Sue was popular, I had no idea that she was a real person. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DNTulsa
This is an endlessly fascinating "behind the scenes" memoir. Autobiographies are an individual's best chance to give (and leave) his or her own version of events, as he or... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John H.
Hmm worth reading, but not that great for die hard buddy holly fans, It's Peggy sue's life, not buddy's, so don't expect the whole book to be about him.. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by KeViN KhAoS