Crickets, The

The Crickets were an American rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer-songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. Their first hit record, "That'll Be the Day", released in 1957, peaked at number three on the Billboard Top 100 chart on September 16. The sleeve of their first album, The "Chirping" Crickets, shows the band lineup at the time: Holly on lead vocals and lead guitar, Niki Sullivan on rhythm guitar, Jerry Allison on drums, and Joe B. Mauldin on bass. The Crickets helped set the template for subsequent rock bands, such as the Beatles, with their guitar-bass-drums lineup and the talent to write most of their own material. After Holly's death in 1959 the band continued to tour and record with other band members into the 21st century.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2nd, 1957, Died February 6th, 2016

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102021 3/18/1957 I'm looking for someone to love Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 102022 3/18/1957 That'll be the day (MC 7446 MCA MCA-3040) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103104 8/12/1957 Not fade away (MC 7450 MCA MCA-3040) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103105 8/12/1957 Everyday (MC 7449 MCA-3040) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103526 10/15/1957 You've got love Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103527 10/15/1957 Maybe baby (MC 7452 MCA MCA-3040)-1 Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103528 10/15/1957 It's too late Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103529 10/15/1957 Tell me how Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103530 10/15/1957 An empty cup (and a broken date) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103531 10/15/1957 Send me some lovin Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103532 10/15/1957 Last night Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 103533 10/15/1957 Rock me, my baby Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 104993 5/19/1958 Think it over (MC 7455 MCA MCA-3040) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 104994 5/19/1958 Fool's paradise Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 105562 8/26/1958 It's so easy (MC 7457 MCA MCA-3040) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 105563 8/26/1958 Lonesome tears Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly Musical group  
Decca 106514 11/21/1958 Someone, someone Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 106515 12/16/1958 Love's made a fool of you Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107335 5/18/1959 I fought the law Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107336 5/18/1959 A sweet love Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107337 5/20/1959 Time will tell Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107338 5/20/1959 When you ask about love Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107339 5/20/1959 Young Foster Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107340 5/27/1959 Deborah-1 Crickets, The Musical group  
Decca 107341 5/27/1959 Why did you leave Crickets, The Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crickets, The," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116384.

Crickets, The. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116384.

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