Peggy Sue ©Buddy Holly 1957

Peggy Sue Gerron
June 15, 1940 - October 01, 2018

Peggy Sue Gerron, who will be forever remembered in association with Buddy Holly because of his song bearing her name, died early Monday, October 01, 2018 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was 78.

Peggy Sue was born June 15, 1940, in Olton, Texas, and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She was a high school senior when she was cast into the international spotlight by Buddy Holly’s release of the namesake song that climbed to the top of 1957 Billboard Charts. The rest is musical history.

Peggy Sue
Written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty

"Peggy Sue" was originally called "Cindy Lou", and was named for Buddy Holly's niece, the daughter of his sister Pat Holley Kaiter. The title was later changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison's girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron, with whom he had recently had a temporary breakup.

The song went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957.
~Source wikipedia

Buddy Holly
September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959


Peggy Sue
©Buddy Holly (1957)

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