Skip to Main Content

Rave On

The Biography of Buddy Holly

About The Book

Drawing on interviews with almost everyone who ever associated with Buddy Holly, including his widow, this biography creates a vivid picture of a young man who took the American music scene by storm and then died suddenly in a tragic plane crash.

Philip Norman is a journalist and a novelist who in 1968 was assigned to cover the Beatles’ own business utopia, Apple Corps, from the inside. He is the author of Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly and many other books.

About The Author

Photograph (c) Jessica Norman

Philip Norman grew up on Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight. His bizarre childhood as the son of an unsuccessful seaside showman inspired his memoir Babycham Night. Norman went on to win the Young Writer of the Year Award contest sponsored by The Sunday Times (London), where he became a star interviewer, profiling celebrities ranging from Stevie Wonder to Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi. Norman’s early career as a rock critic led to his first biography, Shout!, which received critical acclaim and sold more than a million copies. He is the author of numerous highly praised works, including John Lennon: The LifePaul McCartney: The LifeSlowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton; and Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 4, 2014)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476779461

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Philip Norman