The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Crickets

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Smokey Robinson


Jerry Allison (drums; born August 31, 1938), Sonny Curtis (guitar; born May 9, 1937), Joe B. Mauldin (bass; born July 8, 1939), Niki Sullivan (guitar; born June 23, 1937, died April 6, 2004) The Crickets were Buddy Holly’s group from 1956 to 1958, contributing significantly to his sound and success. As a self-contained group that wrote their own songs, Buddy Holly and the Crickets served to inspire a torrent of bands that followed in the Sixties, including the Beatles and the Hollies. Their two-guitar, bass and drums lineup would become a virtual blueprint for rock bands. During this period, Holly ...

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