"THE DELIGHT THAT SHINES OUT FROM BUDDY HOLLY'S SINGING… ORIGINATES IN HIS ENJOYMENT OF HIS OWN CRAFTSMANSHIP": FIRST EDITION OF LAING'S BUDDY HOLLY , WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH DOZENS OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROCK ICON
LAING, Dave. Buddy Holly. (London): Studio Vista, (1971). Octavo, original brown paper boards, original dust jacket. $650.
Rare first edition, first printing, of this early biography of Buddy Holly, richly photo-illustrated.
Written just a decade after Buddy Holly's death, this biography shares Holly's life story as well as taking a critical look at his musical contributions. One of only four titles in the iconic Rockbooks series, edited by Phil Hardy. First published in Britain with references to British audiences; the later American edition was heavily altered.
Book fine, dust jacket about-fine. A beautiful copy. Scarce.