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Dedicated to all the members of The Crickets 

Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Sonny Curtis, Tommy Allsup, Earl Sinks, Gerry Naylor, David Box, Glenn D Hardin, Gordon Payne and all.. Carl Bunch, Waylon Jennings
Thanks for the Music!
Lets get the Crickets into "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" where they belong


A New Crickets Album!!  JUly 2004

When The Band That Helped Invent Rock N Roll 
Went Back To The Studio To Record The Album Of A Lifetime,
Thirteen Legendary Buddies Lent Their Voices.

The CricketsJ.I. Allison (drums), Joe B. Mauldin (bass) and Sonny Curtis (guitar) helped define the sound of modern music and sold millions of records with hits like Thatll Be the Day, Oh Boy and Peggy Sue.

They have been cited as direct influences by the Beatles, the Hollies, Bob Dylan and numerous other rock, country, and rockabilly musicians. Their songs are among the most popular and most recognizable of the modern era.

Today, in 2004, the Crickets, joined by a number of their buddies including Eric Clapton, Rodney Crowell, Waylon Jennings, Graham Nash, John Prine, Albert Lee, and Nanci Griffith are releasing a new album entitled The Crickets and Their Buddies which will be available in 5.1 surround sound DVD-A and stereo CD mixes from Sovereign Artists.

The new album was recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles by Grammy®-award-winning producer/engineer Greg Ladanyi (Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, Toto). It contains 15 new tracks of classic songs, including a legendary lost Crickets song Someone, Someone that features a brilliant performance by Eric Clapton.

Another stand-out track is one of the last recordings by country music legend Waylon Jennings, who became friends with The Crickets while still a teenager and now brings his inimitable style to the song Well Alright.

The complete track list is:



Rodney Crowell

Thatll Be The Day

Phil Everly

Rave On

Tonio K. & Peter Case

Not Fade Away

Eric Clapton

Someone, Someone

The Crickets

The Real Buddy Holly Story

J.D. Souther


The Crickets

More Than I Can Say

Nanci Griffith


Bobby Vee

Blue Days, Black Nights

Albert Lee

Learning The Game

Waylon Jennings

Well Alright

Graham Nash

Think It Over

John Prine

Oh Boy

Vince Neil

I Fought The Law

Johnny Rivers

Loves Made A Fool Of You

Guitarist Niki Sullivan, who played rhythm guitar and sang background vocals in Buddy Holly's Crickets, died on April 6th; he was sixty-six.

Born in Southgate, California, Sullivan and his family eventually found their way to Lubbock, Texas, where he met Holly as a teenager. Unbeknownst to them at the time, the two were actually third cousins. Sullivan stumbled into a musical partnership with Holly in late 1956, when a mutual friend took him along to Holly's house to record the future legend with a hand-held tape deck. Upon learning that Sullivan played guitar, Holly asked him to retrieve his instrument from his car, and with drummer Jerry Allison they began working on songs.

Sullivan, who was delivering flowers for a living at the time, was with the band for the early 1957 sessions that yielded "That'll Be the Day" and "I'm Looking for Someone to Love," and was a regular part of Holly's touring troupe at the time. Though Holly often went to outside vocalists for backing on his songs, Sullivan provided the additional voice on two of Holly's bigger hits, "That'll Be the Day" and "Not Fade Away."

Please write to the powers that be at the address below and request "The Crickets" be Inducted to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104.

March 14th, 2004,

Brian Wilson
7 Brimley Road South
Tel: 647-500-3982