The Crickets were an American rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer-songwriter Buddy Holly in January 1957. Their first hit record, "That'll Be the Day", released in May 1957, peaked at number three on the Billboard Top 100 chart on September 16, 1957. The sleeve of their first album, The "Chirping" Crickets, shows the band line-up 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 line-up, performing their own self-written material. After Holly's death in 1959 the band continued to tour and record into the 1960s and beyond with other band members through to the 21st century.
Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1957, Died Ceased 2016
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1960
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)
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|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||Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly||Musical group|
|Decca||103104||8/12/1957||Not fade away||Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly||Musical group|
|Decca||103105||8/12/1957||Everyday||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||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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crickets, The," accessed November 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116384.
Crickets, The. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116384.
"Crickets, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 November 2023.
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