Jerry Allison

Jerry Ivan Allison (August 31, 1939 – August 22, 2022) was an American musician. He was best known as the drummer for the Crickets and co-writer of their hits "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue", recorded with Buddy Holly. His only solo chart entry on the Billboard Hot 100 was "Real Wild Child", issued in 1958 under the name Ivan. Allison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31, 1939 (Hillsboro), Died August 22, 2022

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, percussion, vocalist, guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 96 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 instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102022 3/18/1957 That'll be the day Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102255 4/15/1957 Words of love Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102256 4/15/1957 Mailman bring me no more blues-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103104 8/12/1957 Not fade away Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, percussion, vocalist  
Decca 103105 8/12/1957 Everyday Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, percussion  
Decca 103179 8/26/1957 Oh boy (-1) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103180 8/26/1957 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103257 9/12/1957 I'm gonna love you too Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103258 9/12/1957 Listen to me Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103259 9/16/1957 One faded rose-1 Charlie Phillips instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103260 9/16/1957 Sugartime Charlie Phillips instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103526 10/15/1957 You've got love Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103527 10/15/1957 Maybe baby (MC 7452 MCA MCA-3040)-1 Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103528 10/15/1957 It's too late Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103529 10/15/1957 Tell me how Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103530 10/15/1957 An empty cup (and a broken date) Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103531 10/15/1957 Send me some lovin Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103532 10/15/1957 Last night Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 103533 10/15/1957 Rock me, my baby Crickets, The ; Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104199 July 1957 Ready Teddy-2 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104200 12/19/1957 (You're so square) Baby I don't care Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104201 July 1957 Valley of tears-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104202 1/26/1958 Rave on Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104203 12/19/1957 Look at me-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 96 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allison, Jerry," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116977.

Allison, Jerry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116977.

"Allison, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

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