From the Stoney Burns Archives, A Look at the Birth of Buddy Magazine
|Courtesy George Gimarc|
|Buddy Holly as sketched by Stoney Burns|
It's not much, not really -- just two pages taken from one of Stoney's journals. There's the drawing you see here, accompanied by a rough sketch of the logo, followed by a typewritten page in which he outlines the music magazine that would make its bow in the fall of 1972, following Stoney's days as editor and founder of Dallas Notes and The Iconoclast. In the piece that follows, he manages to say a lot in a short span as he explains the mag, its intentions, its look: "I don't know why I dig desingning [sic] or laying out a fucking publication but I sure do," he writes.
George writes: Sure, it's probably "not worth much of anything on the open market, but it's invaluable to the likes of us at the Texas Musicians Museum," where it will become part of a larger Stoney Burns display documenting his work and Dallas in the late '60s and early '70s. George, as always, was awful kind to share. Buddy