Many Crickets fans felt that lead singer Gordon Payne had much of Buddy Holly s energy and enthusiasm and these recordings from 1992 and 1993 feature Gordon at his best with fellow Crickets Sonny Curtis, J I Allison, Joe Mauldin & Glen D Hardin.
About the Artist
In a career that has spanned nearly five decades and millions of records, The Crickets are unquestionably The American Rock and Roll band. Since the group s founding in 1957 they have influenced virtually every major rock performer in the United States and abroad from Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles (whose name was even Crickets-inspired). Their hits That ll Be The day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, It s So Easy, I Fought The Law and More Than I Can Say are bona fide rock classics and considered primary lessons in how rock music should be written, played and enjoyed. As Paul McCartney once put it, If it wasn t for the Crickets, there wouldn t be any Beatles.