I enjoyed Amburn's Dark Star, The Roy Orbison Story and was happy to see he chronicled Buddy Holly as well. Both books are exhaustively detailed and chronological, but the Holly one is superior. Perhaps this is because Holly was the more prolific and innovative songwriter, an enormous influence on the greats like the Beatles and the Stones.
His interviews with Holly's widow Maria Elena and brother Larry are hugely important to the book's success.
I ate this book up! So much of why Holly is revered today is well covered here. A masterpiece. Read it if you love Holly's music or his legacy influencing almost anyone who's anyone today inusic.