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  • ISBN: 143430910X
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Glenda Cameron,Peggy Sue Gerron
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Togi Entertainment Inc (October 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 375 pages
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Peggy Sue" is a rock and roll song written by Jerry Allison and Norman Petty, and recorded and released as a single by Buddy Holly in early July of 1957.

Peggy Sue" is a rock and roll song written by Jerry Allison and Norman Petty, and recorded and released as a single by Buddy Holly in early July of 1957. 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 Gerron; Glenda Cameron (1960-08-11). Gribbin, John (2009). Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly. Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue". p. 134. Retrieved 2016-08-29. ISBN 978-1-84831-034-6.

Peggy Sue was the subject of a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, recorded and released as a single by Holly in early July of 1957. Peggy Sue" went to number three on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. Books by Peggy Sue Gerron.

Peggy Sue Gerron, left, with Glenda Cameron, her co-author on the book Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? The autobiography was released in 2008. Photograph: Jaime R Carrero/AP

Peggy Sue Gerron, left, with Glenda Cameron, her co-author on the book Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? The autobiography was released in 2008. Photograph: Jaime R Carrero/AP. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham, the woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song Peggy Sue, has died. She was 78. Buddy Holly: the rocker next door – a classic profile by Mick Farren. Gerron died on Monday at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, according to spokesman Eric Finley

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Peggy Sue" is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, and originally performed, recorded and released as a single by Holly in early July of 1957. The Crickets are not mentioned on the single (Coral 9-61885) but both Joe B. Mauldin (string bass) and Jerry Allison (drums) are on the recording. The song was also released on Buddy Holly's eponymous 1958 album

Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock, Texas, died on Monday. According to the Associated Press, she died at University Medical Center, but no further details were provided.

Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock, Texas, died on Monday. Photo: Steve Oroz/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images). Holly had a brief career, dying in 1959 at age 22 on the day the music died, but one of his hits to quickly rise up the charts was the song about pretty, pretty Peggy Sue.

Peggy Sue became Peggy Sue a year later. The Crickets were in the producer Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, . Her mother, Lillie (Rieger) Gerron, was a homemaker, and her father, John, was a civil engineer

Peggy Sue became Peggy Sue a year later. preparing to record Cindy Lou, a song the group had been performing. Its title was reportedly a combination of Mr. Holly’s niece’s first name and his sister’s middle name. But Mr. Allison was hoping to solidify his on-and-off relationship with Peggy Sue and asked Mr. Holly to change the song’s name. Her mother, Lillie (Rieger) Gerron, was a homemaker, and her father, John, was a civil engineer. Over time, she worked as a dental assistant and owned a plumbing business with her second husband, Lynn Rackham.

Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue Format: Hardcover Authors: Peggy Sue Gerron ISBN10: 0980008506 Published: 2008-01-05 Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue. Specifications.

In 1957 a song called "Peggy Sue" by relative newcomer Buddy Holly rose to #3 on the charts and quickly gained him a gold record. But while most hit songs soar and then die, "Peggy Sue" became a classic. Sung by hundreds of artists from Connie Francis to John Lennon and transcribed into multiple languages, the song inevitably drew attention to the lady who provided the inspiration. For years, she remained a mysterious figure; only a single red rose left at Buddy's grave each year gave fans a clue she was real. Now, 50 years later, Peggy Sue Gerron, the girl next door immortalized in Buddy Hollys song, has written her memoirs. Because she was THERE, her narrative unveils the personal side of a music legend, with intimate details never before revealed in book or film. Straight from her journal, she corrects untruths and rumors, to tell one of the most compelling stories in music history.Peggy Sue begins her tale in Lubbock High School where she meets Jerry Allison, Buddy Hollys best friend. She forges a close friendship with Buddy and eventually marries Jerry. Buddy finds himself a bride, too, but after the marriages, things change unexpectedly between her and Buddy. Follow Peggy Sue through her confusion about love and devotion, her prophetic nightmares of impending tragedy, a plane crash that shatters her hopes, and, the surprising facts of the accidents aftermath. Accompany her on a rocket ride to Hollywood where the Crickets build an identity without Buddy, and work with rock and roll greats like Bobby Vee, the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison. Stay with her as she struggles to cross over, from a life drawn in destiny, to an unyielding determination to preserve the truth and keep the music alive. Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? is the story of dreams, destiny, tragedy, lost innocence, and, ultimately, getting on with life.
Reviews about Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? (7):
Quynaus
It's hard to know where to begin with this 'memoir'. There have been many persons who have had their 15 minutes of fame. I don't know any person-and that includes Kato Kaelin, Heather Mills McCartney, Snooki Polizzi or Heidi and Spencer Pratt who have milked their name being used in a song for a full time cottage career?
The book itself is so full of it. I'd love to sit down with Jerry Allison and the Holley brothers or anyone else still alive to read this book. Especially Maria Elena Holly.
Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Peggy Sue--is not. I've never seen such a plain jane who is so full of herself. She claims she turned on Buddy and Jerry to R&B. Un huh, no white teenager in Lubbock in the 1950's was gonna have records by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. They were considered 'dirty music' and I even doubt the record stores in Lubbock stocked these. She is naïve in one paragraph, then she is worldly and grown up in the next. She is sent to Catholic girls school in California because 'her parents are fighting and it's upsetting her.' You know why girls in the 50's and 60's got sent to Catholic school--it was because they were wild or disobeying their parents. She admitted she smoked Viceroys (she seems proud of the fact that she smokes such a harsh cigarette) and she drinks. Figure it out again--no one is sent off from Lubbock to California out of her hometown high school because she is a good girl. Jerry Allison, I feel sorry for. She denigrates him and admits she used him to get out and into the group, hoping for a music business career. She says over and over 'our music', like she contributed to the sessions. None of her so-called private conversations with Buddy can be documented or verified. It's all hear say. Why would Holly meet her a few times, Have about 30 minutes of talks with her and then fall in love with her? He never contacted her back after the so-called elevator speech. She's clearly making all this up to enhance her story--which she's told so long it's real to her. If Jerry Allison was so bad, why did she elope with him? Good girls didn't elope. Why did she stay with him 8 years. It's because Peggy Sue Gerron was a user, a hanger on. I truly doubt Buddy even paid attention to her except to be polite. It's also well documented by Joe B. and Holly's Brother that the song was originally Cindy Leu for Buddy's niece, but he changed it for Allison. It could have been Mary Lou, Betty Sue or Cindy Leu. Gerron is fortunate it was Peggy Sue. If you want to read this book for entertainment, it's entertaining. She dishes on people who cannot comment back, she loves Norman Petty and Vi who cheated Buddy out of millions and she claims she practically inspired the whole city of Lubbock. I'd love to see her so-called journals. Bet they were written later.
zmejka
This book really takes me back, to the very beginning of rock and roll. I always wondered what had become of Peggy Sue, and now I know.
Wohald
Very pleased
komandante
Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? is a warm, straightforward recollection by the lady immortalized in Buddy Holly's classic rock love song. Peggy Sue Gerron's reminiscences about her young adulthood and friendship with the 'young man in a hurry' (as Buddy has become known) is a gentle, loving portrait of their lives and times in Lubbock, Texas in the 1950's. No scalding exposes here regarding Buddy. More troubling, in Peggy Sue's life, is her marriage to Jerry Allison, one of the original Crickets.

Peggy Sue's story contains some revelations--particularly that Buddy was planning to file for divorce of Maria Elena--and gently hints that Peggy Sue was his real love all along. Perhaps so. Maria Elena has achieved a tough-as-nails reputation, even going as far as trying to prevent the publication of this memoir. And, it is widely questioned whether or not she really was pregnant when Buddy was killed in that plane crash.

This book resonates with a sound of truth, and is a gentle look at another side of a man whose life and music impacted -- and directed -- music as knew it back then, as well as today. Immensely personal and highly enjoyable, this book is definitely on the must read list for any fan of Buddy Holly's, as well as Peggy Sue's. I'm so glad she wrote this one!!!
Winail
Loved it!!!!
Golkis
..and now you do. If you're a Buddy Holly fanatic like myself, this is a quick enjoyable read. If I were Jerry Allison or Maria Elena, I wouldn't want this book to come out. Neither individual escape without a severe taint. Allison is portrayed as an immature, self-absorbed, wife cheating, wife beating alcoholic (Peggy Sue was married to him) and Holly's wife, Maria Elena is viewed as a class conscious, coniving, thoroughly unlikeable [email protected]#*ch who didn't even attend her own husband's funeral. Peggy Sue drops a bombshell or two along the way, including Holly's plans to divorce his new bride of a few months. It's an era of black and gold Chevy's, pink Cadillacs, bobby sox and dates that consisted of hamburgers and Cokes. The chapter on the double honeymoon of Peggy Sue & Jerry and Maria Elena & Buddy is alone worth the price of the book. From the sand of West Texas to the glitz & glamour of 1950's New York, this book will transport you back to a time long gone, but whose music still lives on.
Getaianne
Hmm worth reading, but not that great for die hard buddy holly fans, It's Peggy sue's life, not buddy's, so don't expect the whole book to be about him.. Was a decent read, but something tells me there's probably better BH related books out there..

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