The Buddy Holly Book His Wife Tried To Ban
|It is 50 years today since the legend that is Buddy Holly died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.|
Peggy Sue Gerron, famed for being named in Buddy's songs, has a book on Amazon Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue which his widow Maria Elena Holly tried to ban. Her opinion was that the book would harm Buddy's reputation and also that of her company.
Peggy Sue claims the facts in the book are true whereas Maria Elena has said, "It's very interesting that this woman makes up all these stories. He never, never considered Peggy Sue a friend."
So was Buddy about to leave his wife for Peggy Sue, or is it all make believe? I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore but the book makes an interesting read for students of the 50's and the beginnings of Rock and Roll.
Sources for Buddy Holly Music and Books: Buddy Holly Music - USA and Buddy Holly Music - UK. For UK readers Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?
posted by Luke Michaels at 14:53