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Date Posted: 11:10:04 05/01/19 Wed
In reply to: Danielle 's message, "A Big Thank You" on 07:11:34 04/30/19 Tue

I think the fact that there was no management contract in place between Holly and Petty was the thing that struck me the most. Petty didn't want to be a manager, but was talked into it by Holly and reluctantly took the job on. This is the thing which never seems to get looked at or acknowledged.

The publishing contract with Nor-Va-Jak doesn't surprise me in the slightest, as that was a pretty standard thing back then. The date that it was signed is interesting though. Holly had already signed a similar contract with Cedarwood in 1956, which Petty got him out of. The influence of the Wife was very apparent when Holly tried to break the publishing contract.

Then there is the Wife...

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