- File Size: 468 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: Van Winkle Publishing; 1 edition (December 31, 2008)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001OQBLLG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,697,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly Kindle Edition
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I will confess to being several decades older than the target age group for this book, but I loved the story and the way Rabin tells it. She is a fine writer, and her connection with her subject is heartfelt. "Elvis may have been 'the King,'" she writes in the Introduction, "but it was Buddy Holly who drew up the blueprints to build the palace of rock 'n' roll."
I bought a Buddy Holly album -- Essential Masters (digital) -- on Amazon and loaded the mp3 files onto my Kindle. This made for a delightful reintroduction to his music and his story. With the help of this inspiring book, Buddy Holly is less at risk of becoming the most famous rock star that young people have never heard of.
It's clear that the author is a Buddy Holly fan, but she could have been somewhat more neutral and analytical. She's a cheerleader for Norman Petty and Holly's wife, Maria Elena Holly.
This book really appears to be just re-written newspaper articles and other information readers can easily find on the Internet - kinda like a junior high student's report on Rome or something that is really a re-written Wikipedia article. There doesn't seem to be much original work here.
I would only give it one star, but even a bad book about Buddy Holly deserves two stars.
Ms. Rabin does a good job of documenting Buddy's background and career and I found this to be an enjoyable read. The book seems to present a fair picture of Buddy's life (maybe a little too fair in dealing with his ex-manager Norman Petty) and contains many quotes about Buddy's influence on music from people who later became famous.
This is a relatively short book but, in my opinion, definitely worth a read.