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From the Land of Band Box Records

The Crickets Post Buddy Holly

CRICKETS VEE - LIBERTY 3228 D

The Crickets of course started off with Buddy Holly as a member and then a backing band when Holly stepped to the forefront.  The initial members who worked with Holly were Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison and Larry Welborn who all recorded together beginning in 1954.  For a brief time in 1956 Buddy recorded with Sonny Curtis and Don Guess as “The Three Tunes”.

When the Crickets formally embarked as a band they were Holly, Jerry Allison on drums, bass player Joe Mauldin and rhythm guitarist Niki Sullivan – with Sullivan departing for about year.  In 1958 when Holly decided to live in New York he was not followed by Allison and Mauldin.  It was during this period that Holly went solo but used Tommy Allsup and Carl Bunch.  On the road they were joined briefly by Waylon Jennings.

Other Crickets along the way included Jerry Naylor who had replaced Box who was also killed in a plane crash. – In 1962 they backed Bobby Vee and released an LP on Liberty.

After Holly perished – the Crickets added another vocalist – David Box and he recorded as a Holly sound-alike on a second release of “Peggy Sue Got Married” in 1960.

The Crickets started recording without Holly and they were Sonny Curtis, Joe Mauldin and Jerry Allison and vocalist Earl Sinks.

The Crickets and Buddy Holly parted ways rather early on in their public careers.  The following are recordings by The Crickets without Buddy Holly as part of the group.

45 – Coral 62238 – “Peggy Sue Got Married” b/w Don’t ‘Cha Know” – Released November, 1960 – Did Not Chart
(This is the single where David Box did the lead vocal in the Holly style)

1960 - 45 CRICKETS CORAL 62238 A1960 - 45 CRICKETS CORAL 62238 B

45 – Liberty 55392 – “He’s Old Enough To Know Better” b/w “I’m Feeling Better” – Released November, 1961 – Did Not Chart

1961 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55392 A 1961 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55392 B

1961 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55392 C 1961 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55392 D

45 – Liberty 55441 – “Don’t Ever Change” b/w “I Believe In You” – Released April, 1962 – Did Not Chart

1962 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55441 a 1962 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55441 b

1962 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55441 c 1962 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55441 d

45 – Liberty 55492 – “I Believe In You” b/w “Parisian Girl” – Released August, 1962 – Did Not Chart

1962-08 - 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55492 A 1962-08 - 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55492 B

1962-08 - 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55492 C 1962-08 - 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55492 D

45 – Liberty 55495 – “Little Hollywood Girl” b/w “Parisian Girl” – Released September, 1962 – Did Not Chart

1962-09 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55495 A 1962-09 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55495 B

1962-09 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55495 C 1962-09 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55495 D

LP – Liberty 3228 = “Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets – Charted July 21st, 1962 – #42 on Hot 200

CRICKETS VEE - LIBERTY 3228 D CRICKETS VEE - LIBERTY 3228 C

CRICKETS VEE - LIBERTY 3228 A CRICKETS VEE - LIBERTY 3228 B

45 – Liberty 55540 – “My Little Girl” b/w “Teardrops Fall Like Rain” – Released January, 1963 – Did Not Chart

1963-01 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55540 A

1963-01 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55540 B 1963-01 45 CRICKETS LIBERTY 55540 C

45 – Liberty 55603 – “April Avenue” b/w “Don’t Say You Love Me” – Released August, 1963 – Did Not Chart

1963-08 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55603 A 1963-08 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55603 B

1963-08 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55603 C 1963-08 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55603 D

45 – Liberty 55660 – “Lonely Avenue” b/w “You Can’t Be” – Released January, 1964 – Did Not Chart

1964-45-01 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55660 A

45 – Liberty 55668 – “From Me To You” b/w “Please Please Me” – Released February, 1964 – Did Not Chart

1964-45-02 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55668 A

45 – Liberty 55696 – “(They Call Her) La Bamba” b/w “All Over You” – Released May, 1964 – Did Not Chart

1964-05 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55696 A1964-45-02 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55668 B

1964-45-02 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55668 C1964-45-02 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55668 D

45 – Liberty 55742 – “I Think I’ve Caught The Blues” b/w “We Gotta Get Together” – Released October, 1964 – Did Not Chart
(By Jerry Allison & The Crickets)

1964-10 45 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55742 A

45 – Liberty 55767 – “Now Hear This” b/w “Everybody’s Got A Little Problem” – Released March, 1965 – Did Not Chart
(By Jerry Allison & The Crickets)

1965-45-03 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55767 A 1965-45-03 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55767 B

1965-45-03 - CRICKETS LIBERTY 55767 C

45 – Music Factory 415 – “Million Dollar Movie” b/w “A Million Miles Apart” – Released August, 1968 – Did Not Chart

1968-08 - CRICKETS MUSIC FACTORY 415 A

45 – Barnaby 2061 – “True Love Ways” Promo Issue – Released April, 1972 – Did Not Chart

1972-04 45 - CRICKETS BARNABY 2061 A 1972-04 45 - CRICKETS BARNABY 2061 C

1972-04 45 - CRICKETS BARNABY 2061 B 1972-04 45 - CRICKETS BARNABY 2061 D

45 – MGM 14541 – “Wasn’t It Nice In New York City” b/w Hayride” – Released May, 1973 – Did Not Chart

1973-05 45 - CRICKETS MGM 14541 A 1973-05 45 - CRICKETS MGM 14541 B

45 – BHMS 100 – EP – Released 1979 – Did Not Chart

1979 45 - BHMS 100 - A 1979 45 - BHMS 100 - B

45 – Epic 8028 – “T-Shirt” by Paul McCartney b/w “Holly Would” by The Crickets – Released September, 1988 – Did Not Chart

1988 56 - CRICKETS EPIC 8028 A 1988 56 - CRICKETS EPIC 8028 B

1988 56 - CRICKETS EPIC 8028 C 1988 56 - CRICKETS EPIC 8028 D

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