Rock and Roll Classics
In 1957, Buddy Holly and The Crickets had a successful two-sided record with “Peggy Sue” on the A-Side and “Everyday” on the B-Side.
The song “Peggy Sue” was written by Buddy Holly, The Crickets’ drummer Jerry Allison, and record producer Norman Petty. At first, they called it “Cindy Lou” after Holly’s niece, but Jerry Allison was dating Peggy Sue Gerron, so they thought it would be nice to name the song after her. The Crickets are playing on “Peggy Sue.” However, due to legal issues , Coral Records listed Holly as a solo artist. Anyway, in 1957, the song went to #3 on both the U.S. Pop Chart and the R&B Chart. The single had another great song, “Everyday,” on the B-Side. There have been numerous covers of “Peggy Sue,” including versions by Bobby Vee, Paul McCartney, Connie Francis, Waylon Jennings, Freddie & The Dreamers, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, and Lou Reed — just to name a few.