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Sad news, and a chance to put in my few cents about the history of the Crickets, since the papers got it all wrong this week.
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12 thoughts on “Jerry allison and the crickets”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Shark Tooth says:


  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nathan moak says:

    i saw the crickets at a gulfcoast casino years ago. the main stage had bad impersonators while the real crickets had a much smaller audience! sonny curtis was there. i am old enough to have seen buddy on the ed sullivan show! he died when i was in 2nd grade. there are fewer people we know every year and many we don't want to know.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Jonasar says:


  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Scott says:

    I see that Fran never got in to the whole "Paul is dead" thing.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Les Allison says:


  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kiki Lang says:

    I don't know how these videos do, but if you could get an audience for them.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Edney says:

    So, basically, if I've interpreted you correctly, Norman Petty killed Buddy Holly?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ansias77 says:

    I'm terribly saddened over his passing.
    As a huge fan and researcher of Jerry & The Crickets for 28 years, i want to thank you a lot for this nice tribute to the greatest and most innovative r'n'r drummer ever, for so many reasons.. While most great rock drummers were mere sidemen, Allison's role was completely the contrary.
    In 1960, by the time he hadn't turn 21 yet, he had already penned several r'n'r inmortal classics with Buddy like That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Tell Me How, Well Allright, Not Fade Away..
    He was the half of Buddy & The Crickets' sound, he had already setted what r'n'r drumming was, createing a brand new and unique kind of sound, rhythms and patterns that hadn't been ever used in rock music before, by playing impossible paradiddles, toms triplets, or just a cardboard box, knees slapping or hitting a cymbal..
    He had stablished as a very requested session drummer, for Eddie Cochran ( the marching band on Cherished Memories was his idea), The Everly brothers (his tom tricks on 'Till I Kissed You made the song), Johnny Burnette ( You're 16..) and many others, while touring and fronting his own band, The Crickets.
    He was not a mere session drummer either, he often made the session unique and distinctive..What an uncanny gift…
    Many other awesome songs would come later co-wtitten with Sonny Curtis like "More Than I Can Say", ",When You Ask About Love", "The last song i'm ever gonna sing" and many many others.
    If anybody can come with any drummer who had achieved all this at 20, just le me know…
    Thanks for your unique music legacy J.I., and rest in peace.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GUY MULLINS says:

    I was in the NAVY and Das Boot just hits home with me…

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GUY MULLINS says:

    I am so happy to be a fan of yours FRAN… thank you for being involved with so many aspects of life… I do not comment very often because as busy as you are you do not have time to read it… I am glad you do not have time to respond… I have never viewed a bad episode even those when you tell the backside of how you operate… your bad times and good times are enlightening because as you resurrect mechanics of history and give inside views of history you also create and go through an awesome rundown of what you do… I do not understand everything you put out but I am inspired as a 56-year-old man I am just now getting what they call a smartphone… I like my laptop better it is ten years old and doing a good job… I can handle it… I loved that episode you did about your old phone. Take care and thanks for the education.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David O'Brien says:

    Just looked on ebay,have 2 other versions bBusey and another ,cheap,normal price,but the McCartney versions are all 4,5 times the price and all are American imports and Region 1,which I think won't play on English dvd players,shame,wonder what's happened here.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christian Morgan says:

    Thank you for this! I love the Crickets and it's crazy I was actually talking about J.I. the day before he died.

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