Jerry Allison

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Jerry Allison
Allison in 1958
Background information
Birth nameJerry Ivan Allison
Born(1939-08-31)August 31, 1939
Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.
DiedAugust 22, 2022(2022-08-22) (aged 82)
GenresRock and roll, rockabilly
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals, guitar
Years active1957–2022
Formerly ofThe Crickets

Jerry Ivan Allison (August 31, 1939 – August 22, 2022) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. He played the drums, guitar and percussion. He was best known as the drummer for The Crickets[1] and co-writer of their hits "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue". He worked with Buddy Holly.[2] He had one popular solo song, "Real Wild Child" in 1958 under the name Ivan.[3] Allison was honored into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Allison was born in Hillsboro, Texas. His career began in 1957.

Allison died on August 22, 2022 at the age of 82.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jerry Allison". AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2006.
  2. "Songs Composed by Jerry Allison". Retrieved November 23, 2006.
  3. Whitburn, Joel (2013). Top Pop Singles 1955–2012 (14th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 390. ISBN 978-0-89820-205-2.
  4. Blistein, Jon (August 22, 2022). "Jerry Allison, Drummer and Songwriter for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Dead at 82". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 23, 2022.

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