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|
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.
"Crickets, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.
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