The Crickets



The Crickets

Rating
Active
1957
Location
Lubbock, United States
A.K.A.
band originally with Buddy Holly
Biography
The Crickets were the backing band formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. It consisted of Jerry Allison (drums), Joe B Mauldin (bass) and Nikki Sullivan (rhythm guitar). Many believe that The Crickets chose their name while listening to a playback of "I'm Gonna Love You Too." This is not true; the name was chosen while going through an encyclopedia of names. Other names had been considered including The Scoundrels and The Spiders. Holly's manager(Norman Petty) and owner of the Norman Petty Studio in Clovis NM decided to keep the chirping in the record, but this is in no way tied to the origin of the band's name.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Very Best of Buddy Holly & The Crickets

The Very Best of Buddy Holly & The Crickets

Buddy Holly November 17, 2017

25 Tracks

The Best of The Crickets

The Best of The Crickets

The Crickets October 31, 2016

20 Tracks

About Time Too!

About Time Too!

Mike Berry January 19, 2016

18 Tracks

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

The Crickets July 24, 2015

28 Tracks

The Collection

The Collection

The Crickets July 15, 2014

20 Tracks

Rockin' 50's Rock 'N' Roll

Rockin' 50's Rock 'N' Roll

The Crickets July 15, 2014

9 Tracks

In Style With the Crickets

In Style With the Crickets

The Crickets November 12, 2013

18 Tracks

I Fought the Law

I Fought the Law

The Crickets September 14, 2004

30 Tracks

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