BC: Peggy | Sue
FC: Buddy Holly's Song, Peggy Sue
1: Written about Jerry Allison's girlfriend, Peggy Sue Gerron. | Peggy Sue Gerron
2: Peggy Sue was written by Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, and Buddy Holly.
3: This song was originally named "Cindy Lou" for Buddy Holly's niece. While writing the song, Jerry Allison insisted that the title be changed to "Peggy Sue" in honor of his girlfriend.
4: Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly, had a hard time understanding the beat of the song. While recording the song, he started to perform warm up exercises he had learned in high school. The beat of the song was then changed to that warm up beat.
6: Peggy Sue was released on Buddy Holly's single album in 1958. It was his self-titled album.
8: Lyrics If you knew, Peggy Sue Then you'd know why I feel blue About Peggy, my Peggy Sue Oh well, I love you, gal and I love you Peggy Sue Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue Oh how my heart yearns for you. Oh P-e-ggy.. P-e-ggy Sue Oh, well, I love you gal Yes I love you Peggy Sue Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue Pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue Peggy oh Peggy Sue Oh well I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue
9: I love you Peggy Sue With a love so rare and true Oh, Peggy, my Peggy Sue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue Oh, well, I love you gal I want you, Peggy Sue Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy sue oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue-ue-ue-ue Oh, well, I love you gal yes I need you, Peggy Sue I love you Peggy Sue With a love so rare and true Oh, Peggy, my Peggy Sue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue-ue Oh, well, I love you gal Yes, I want you, Peggy Sue Oh, well, I love you gal Yes, I want you, Peggy Sue
10: Buddy Holly's greatest hit was Peggy Sue.
11: Peggy Sue reached number 3 on the 1957 chart of top 100 songs. It also reached number 194 on the list of top 500 Songs of all time in the Rolling Stone Magazine.
12: Peggy Sue was Holly's second hit song of his career. He was given credit for this song without his band, "The Crickets".
14: Jerry Allison Played a very important role in producing this song. He played the paradiddles on the drums throughout the song. A lot of people call this Holly's best recording job.
15: Many artists covered this song in the prime of their career. Artists such as John Lennon and The Beach Boys.
16: Peggy Sue was seen in many different types of movies, songs, quotes, etc.
17: Buddy Holly had two recording contracts while producing this song. This song was featured with Coral Records.
19: Jerry Allison and Peggy Sue Gerron married shortly after the song became a hit. The couple divorced eleven years later.
20: Sequel to Peggy Sue The Sequel to Peggy Sue is "Peggy Sue Got Married". This very touching song was written by Buddy Holly. He recorded a practice version of it on December 5, 1958 in New York City at his apartment. Unfortunately, this sequel was discovered after Holly's death.
21: As you can see, Peggy Sue was truly an amazing and inspiring song. It was and still is one of the greatest rock songs ever.