Rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and guitarist Buddy Holly (1936 - 1959), right, with his group The Crickets, Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin.

The all too short career of Buddy Holly and The Crickets had many highlights, and one of the biggest was their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Airing on December 1, 1957, the band performed two of their biggest songs, “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be The Day.”  As far as live performances go, it doesn’t get any tighter and on-pointe as this.

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.