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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Crickets

The Crickets

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  • Year:
    2012
  • Inducted by:
    Smokey Robinson
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2012

Robert Burke Warren

There are few bands whose moniker is surrounded by more apocrypha than the Crickets. Contrary to the hit 1978 movie The Buddy Holly Story, they were not christened by a crazed DJ.

Nor did they take the name from an uninvited cricket chirping in the studio as the tape rolled. The truth, for once, is actually an interesting story.

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