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Dave Laing - Buddy Holly - 9781845536275 - V9781845536275
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Buddy Holly

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Description for Buddy Holly Paperback. Buddy Holly occupies an enigmatic position in pop and rock music history, partly because of his premature death at the age of 22 in a plane crash in February 1959. This book provides a fresh perspective on Holly by discussing his career and art in the context of his contribution to the swiftly-evolving music scene of the late 1950s. Series: Icons of Pop Music. Num Pages: 224 pages, b&w photos. BIC Classification: AVGP; AVH. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 214 x 141 x 11. Weight in Grams: 250.
Buddy Holly occupies an enigmatic position in pop and rock music history, partly because of his premature death at the age of 22 in a plane crash in February 1959. Designated in Don MacLean's hit American Pie as 'the day the music died', this enabled him to be included in the trope 'the death of rock 'n roll', alongside the less drastic musical demises of Elvis Presley (joined army), Chuck Berry (imprisoned), Jerry Lee Lewis (disgraced) and Little Richard (joined priesthood). The view that Holly belongs only to the 1950s has often obscured the originality of his music. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
224
Condition
New
Series
Icons of Pop Music
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781845536275
SKU
V9781845536275
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About Dave Laing
Dave Laing is a writer, editor and lecturer based in London. His works include The Sound of our Time (1969), Buddy Holly (1970), One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock (1985) and (with Phil Hardy) The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1995). He is an editor of the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World ... Read more

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