Crickets' Drummer and Co-Writer of Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, 82, passed away

Crickets’ Drummer and Co-Writer of Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, 82, passed away

American musician Jerry Allison is most known for his work as The Crickets’ drummer and co-writer of the songs “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue,” both of which were recorded with Buddy Holly. “Real Wild Child,” a single he released in 1958 under the name Ivan, was his lone solo entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jerry Allison, a drummer with the Crickets and co-author of Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue,” passed away at age 82.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ drummer and co-writer of some of their best hits, Jerry “JI” Allison, has passed away. He was 82.

Allison’s passing was reported on Holly’s official Facebook page, but neither a cause of death nor a date of passing was provided.

“JI was a musician ahead of his time, and undoubtedly his energy, ideas and exceptional skill contributed to both The Crickets, and rock n’ roll itself, becoming such a success. Buddy is often heralded as the original singer-songwriter, but JI, too, wrote and inspired so many of the songs that would go on to be eternal classics.”

Allison, a 1939-year-old drummer, met Holly, a guitar and vocalist, in the 1950s, and the two started performing together. Allison even followed Holly to Nashville for his first unsuccessful recording session in 1956, according to a biography on AllMusic.

Jerry Allison Age, Family, and Early Life

Jerry Allison was 82 years old. He was born on August 31 in 1939 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA. He was of American nationality.

jerry allison family

The names and background of Allison’s parents are under reviewed.

Jerry Allison Career, What was his profession?

Jerry Ivan Allison, who co-wrote The Crickets’ singles “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” and played drums for them, was an American musician who lived from August 31, 1939, until August 22, 2022. “Real Wild Child,” released in 1958 under the name Ivan, was his lone solo Billboard Hot 100 chart entry. 2012 saw Allison’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Hal Goodson and the Raiders, a local band, issued “Who’s Gonna Be the Next One Honey” as a 45-rpm disc (now extremely rare), Allison’s first professional recording. About six months prior to the recording of “Peggy Sue,” it was also performed at the Norman Petty studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Buddy Holly’s vocals and guitar were accompanied only by Allison’s drumming during their early performances at the Lubbock Youth Center in Lubbock, Texas, which allowed Holly to display some of his best guitar work.

Jerry Allison Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Jerry Allison, a former drummer, has a $2 million net worth.

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Which school did he go to? What was his major?

The high school he attended or the university he graduated from are all under reviewed.

Jerry Allison Wife, Was he dating/married? Any children?

According to Holly’s biographer John Goldrosen, the song “Peggy Sue” was originally titled after Holly’s niece, Cindy Lou, but the name was changed at Allison’s request to reflect Peggy Sue, Allison’s girlfriend and later wife Peggy Sue Gerron (1940-2018), and the modified title was a way of pleading with her to reconcile after a breakup.

His social media reach

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Jerry Allison’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation, Body.

HeightN / A
Weight N / A
Hair ColorGrey
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Jerry Allison’s which you should be known about.

Zodiac signN / A
Relationship statusDivorced
Former PartnerPeggy Sue Gerron
ChildrenN / A