Peggy Sue

"Peggy Sue" is a rock and roll song written by J. Allison - N. Petty recorded and released as a single by Holly in early July of 1957.


Peggy Sue (WORD)
Peggy Sue (PDF)

You can play along with the 1st video in GCEA tuning!

The Crickets are not mentioned on label of the single (Coral 9-61885), but band members Joe B. Mauldin (string bass) and Jerry Allison (drums) played on the recording. This recording was also released on Holly's eponymous 1958 album.

"Peggy Sue" went to number three on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957.

It is ranked number 194 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It is ranked as the 106th greatest song of all time and the third best song of 1957 by Acclaimed Music. In 1999, National Public Radio (NPR) included the song on the NPR 100, a list of the "100 Most Important American Musical Works of the 20th Century". The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum included the song on its list of the "Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". (Wikipedia)

****REVISED April 6, 2019 - SR****

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