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December 1, 1957: Buddy Holly and The Crickets Debut On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

The all too short career of Buddy Holly and The Crickets had many highlights, and one of the biggest was their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Airing on December 1, 1957, the band performed two of their biggest songs, “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be The Day.”  As far as live performances go, it doesn’t get any tighter and on-pointe as this.

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Peggy Sue (Sullivan 1957)

Time-travelling through some old videos and thought to share for historical and educational purposes. Hopefully this falls within 'fair use'. If you like the song, go and buy it and/or an album, please. 🙂


Buddy Holly & The Crickets - That'll Be The Day

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)