Press release on Hey Buddy author Gary Moore: National Radio Host Joins Call for Investigation of the Buddy Holly Plane Crash 

by Lindy Gervin Monday, March 28, 2011
For Immediate Release

Media review copies, ebook, high resolution photographs and interviews available upon request.

Contact: Sarah Keeney, 916-941-6896, sarahs@savasbeatie.com

National Radio Host Joins Call for Investigation of the Buddy Holly Plane Crash

Nationally syndicated radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller, known to his millions of listeners as "Mancow," has joined with the award-winning author of Hey Buddy Gary W. Moore and Peggy Sue Gerron (the Peggy Sue who inspired the hit song "Peggy Sue") calling for Dwyer Flying Service to release the hidden wreckage of the Beechcraft Bonanza that crashed in a frigid Clear Lake, Iowa cornfield on February 3, 1959 killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson.

Appearing on The Mancow Experience radio show on March 17, Moore and Peggy Sue discussed the controversies, conspiracies, and myths surrounding the crash that Don McLean dubbed as "The Day the Music Died" in his hit song "American Pie."

In the interview, Mancow said, "Today I am calling for the reopening of the investigation. . . . What happened? Let's get this thing started."

While researching for his book Hey Buddy, Moore uncovered new information about the doomed charter flight that took off in bad weather with an inexperienced 21-year-old pilot. Himself a pilot, Moore is calling for a team of experts to re-evaluate the crash and plane wreckage based on recent claims from the owners of the plane that they have the wreckage and the truth behind what happened that fateful night has never been told.

"They claim that the truth has never been told, that they hold the wreckage, and that the truth is in the wreckage," Moore says. "If that's true, I've assembled a team of investigators, one of them a now retired lead investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board, who wants to examine the wreckage. And so we're asking them to just give us access to it."

Peggy Sue agrees, "I would like very much for that to happen."

Moore asks that anyone who wants to know the truth about the plane wreckage and what really happened on the flight sign the petition on www.heybuddyquest.com. Listen to the radio interview segment at www.heybuddybook.com

Rock-and-roll pioneer Buddy Holly was just a kid from Lubbock, Texas, sporting black horn-rimmed glasses. Now, more than five decades after he died at age 22 in an Iowa plane crash on February 3, 1959, he and his music still affect lives around the world. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the writer and singer of "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away" and other hits as 13th among the 50 greatest artists of all time.

Gary W. Moore was born in 1954 but was not a fan of rock music. He knew nothing of Buddy Holly until he attended a tribute to him and his music by musician John Mueller in 2010. He was moved by the performance and astonished to learn that thousands of people of all ages around the globe are dedicated fans.

Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music is Gary Moore's chronicle of his personal journey to determine what made Holly so appealing and his music so timeless. He interviews Buddy's personal friends and family members, people who were there the day of the crash, celebrities, and current-day Buddy enthusiasts.

Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music
By Gary W. Moore

List $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-932714-97-5
Published January 2011 by Savas Beatie LLC

Available at bookstores nationwide and online.

For more information and book tour schedule dates, visit www.heybuddybook.com

About Author Gary W. Moore

Gary W. Moore is an inspirational and motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, accomplished musician, and award-winning and critically acclaimed author.

As author of Playing with the Enemy, Gary tells the story of his father, Gene Moore and his remarkable life in baseball and war. Playing with the Enemy will soon be a major motion picture. Gary is also a contributing author to the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of two upcoming books, Brimstone: The Dee Harper Story; and Carbon Hill.

Gary has been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine, Impromptu Magazine, and Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.

Gary is a recipient of the prestigious Sam Walton Leadership Award and because of his unique speaking and writing style, has become known as "America's Storyteller!"TM

What People Are Saying

"Hey Buddy is a page-turning pursuit of Buddy Holly's legacy and his impact on others in and out of the music industry. It's as American as apple pie and as compelling as Don McLean's legendary hit about The Day the Music Died. Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore and get two copies-one for you and another for anyone you know who listens to music."
- James Riordan, New York Times bestselling author of
Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison

"Gary Moore's Hey Buddy is a touching narrative that chronicles his fascinating journey of discovery into the life and music of Buddy Holly through the spirited performances of John Mueller while endeavoring to explain the profound impact Buddy's musical legacy continues to have more than fifty years after his tragic demise."
- Jacqueline A. Bober, Curator, The Buddy Holly Center

"Hey Buddy illustrates the raw power that passion for a topic can have when it grips an unsuspecting writer."
- Bonnie Bartel Latino, author and former columnist for
Stars and Stripes newspaper-Europe

Media review copies, ebook, high resolution photographs and interviews available upon request.

Contact: Sarah Keeney, 916-941-6896, sarahs@savasbeatie.com

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