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September 7, 2011

Buddy Holly: best books on the early rocker

Today would have been the 75th birthday of early rocker Buddy Holly, and Hollywood is marking his legacy with a Walk of Fame star and an all-star concert. Holly died in a plane crash in Iowa in 1959, but his music lives on. For more about Holly, turn to one of these books: "Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly" by Philip Norman; "The Day The Music Died: The Last Tour Of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens" by Larry Lehmer; and "Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly" by John Goldrosen and John Beecher.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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