February 3rd 2009, saw the 50th anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly. Though he died in a plane crash in 1959 at the age of just 22, his short career proved to be one of the most influential in the turbulent history of Rock'N'Roll. For acts ranging from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to The Hollies and Waylon Jennings, Buddy's band and music were truly inspirational.
Here is a timely celebration of Buddy Holly featuring a classic biography from 1972 plus a brand new assessment of his legacy as reflected on stage and screen as well as in tributes from performers as diverse as Blondie, Eric Clapton, The Mavericks, Steeleye Span and The Flaming Groovies. This terrific publication is illustrated by a host photographs featuring both classic publicity shots to intimate and revealing portraits of the young star.
Holly's songs have become indisputable classics and here, in brand new engravings, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar, are thirty-three of the very best of them making Buddy Holly Lives! a fitting tribute to a Rock'N'Roll giant.