Steve Kline Ages of Rock
June 30, 1957
Buddy Holly records Peggy Sue, which will go on to reach #3 on the Billboard chart and #6 in the U.K. The song’s namesake is Peggy Sue Gerron, the girlfriend of Crickets drummer Jerry Allison. The song is initially titled Cindy Lou after Buddy’s niece, but Allison convinces Buddy to change the title just before the recording session. Allison and Gerron are later married.