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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… read more

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  • Avatar for KeithJones
    RIP, bassist Joe B Mauldin
  • Avatar for deadlygoodmusic
    https://deadlygoodmusic.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/the-crickets-the-chirping-crickets-1957/ My review of "The chirping crickets" Make sure to read it!
  • Avatar for catgus
    Can't believe,i've only got ONE scrobble on the Crickets...unless it's that I've got all Buddy and the boys' stuff on CD,vinyl,video,DVD,iPad and every other way going....I'm not complaing...keep it coming!
  • Avatar for henrikfelix
    Icon.
  • Avatar for uhohspagettio
    great music
  • Avatar for maryzlo
    oK
  • Avatar for Mary-Kathleen
    My Favourite Band! Buddy Holly <3
  • Avatar for SillyMusicLover
    Also a doo wop band under that same name 5 years before the Texas Crickets
  • Avatar for mule808
    best rock n roll band ever!!
  • Avatar for Pryde
    Please vote for Elvis Presley in [url=http://www.last.fm/group/The+American+Rock+League/forum/100626/_/624612]The American Rock League[/url]!

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