Buddy Holly 1936 - 1959 One of the greatest American musicians, singer/songwriters, of the mid 1950s rock 'n roll era. Born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family, Buddy opened for Elvis Presley and other greats and soon signed a contract with Decca Records, calling his band, "Buddy Holly and The Crickets". He was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and ranks #13 of "100 Greatest Artists". Peggy Sue” is #194 of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, originally performed, recorded and released by Holly in September 1957. It was originally called "Cindy Lou", for Buddy's niece. The title was later changed to ‘Peggy Sue’, for Cricket’s drummer Jerry Allison's girlfriend (later wife), Peggy Sue Gerron. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lists it as ‘Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll’ and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999! These are the original lyrics to ‘Peggy Sue’ handwritten and signed by Buddy Holly!