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Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly Paperback – Apr 6 2012

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; 2nd UK ed. edition (April 6 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848313837
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848313835
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,816,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you want an introduction to the man and his music, you should read this charming and enthusiastic volume by John Gribbin.''Buddy Holly and The Crickets had an electrifying effect on us as young lads in Liverpool ... things would definitely not have been the same without his huge talent. Love ya' Buddy!''Buddy Holly and The Crickets had an electrifying effect on us as young lads in Liverpool. We were inspired to learn guitar by seeing him on television and listening to his records. 'That'll Be The Day' blew our minds and Lord knows how long we took trying to learn the opening riff. His guitar and vocal style was massively influential on us as writers and players and things would definitely not have been the same without his huge talent. Love ya' Buddy! P.S. The name of his band, TheCrickets, also influenced our choice of band name so those boys have a lot to answer for!''This new book provides the excuse to keep Holly's music-making memory and influences alive.'

About the Author

John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge before becoming afull-time science writer and is the 'master of popular science writing' according to the Sunday Times. He has worked for Nature and the New Scientist, and has contributed to The Times and the Independent. His numerous books include In Search of Schrodinger's Cat and Science: A History. Not Fade Away is his first ever non-science title.

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