Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

by Dave Laing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253221684

ISBN-13: 9780253221681

Pub. Date: 06/02/2010

Publisher: Indiana University Press

In his analysis of Buddy Holly's music and lyrics, his impact on music of the late 1950s, and his posthumous influence on the music industry, Dave Laing aims to provide a fresh perspective on this early rock icon. The longest-serving member of the rock immortals club—those singers and musicians for whom death seems to inaugurate a new phase of their

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In his analysis of Buddy Holly's music and lyrics, his impact on music of the late 1950s, and his posthumous influence on the music industry, Dave Laing aims to provide a fresh perspective on this early rock icon. The longest-serving member of the rock immortals club—those singers and musicians for whom death seems to inaugurate a new phase of their careers—Holly was elevated to a place of honor in rock history soon after the plane crash that took his life in February 1959. One of the first artifacts acquired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum was the twisted pair of his trademark black-rimmed glasses recovered from the plane wreckage. Despite his premature death at the age of 22 and the relatively limited output of his recordings during his lifetime, Buddy Holly remains one of the most influential and best-loved figures in rock 'n' roll.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221681
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2010
Series:
Icons of Pop Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The West Texas Musicscape and Buddy Holly's Musical Idiolect, 1950-1955 2

2 A Studio Career: Nashville-Clovis-New York, 1956-1959 31

3 On Stage, 1956-1959 54

4 The Recordings, 1955-1959 78

5 After the Day the Music Died: Memorializing 106

6 After the Day the Music Died: Presence and Representations 129

Buddy Holly Timeline 158

Notes 167

References 175

Index 181

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