The “Chirping” Crickets
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The Rolling Stone Document Information [2]
Encyclopedia of Fashionable Music [3]

The “Chirping” Crickets is the debut album from the American rock and roll band the Crickets, led by Buddy Holly. It was the group’s solely album launched throughout Holly’s lifetime. In 2012, the album was ranked quantity 420 on Rolling Stone journal’s checklist of the five hundred biggest albums of all time.[4] The album additionally seems within the e book, 1001 Albums You Should Hear Earlier than You Die.

The LP was launched within the US in 1957, and within the UK in 1958. It was re-released by Coral in 1962 as Buddy Holly and the Crickets. After being out of print for a few years, it was reissued as a remastered CD in 2004 with bonus tracks.

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Facet 1
No. Title Author(s) Size
1. “Oh, Boy!” Sonny West, Invoice Tilghman, Norman Petty 2:07
2. “Not Fade Away” Buddy Holly, Petty 2:21
3. “You have Received Love” Roy Orbison, Johnny Wilson, Petty 2:05
4. “Possibly Child” Holly, Petty 2:01
5. “It is Too Late” Chuck Willis 2:22
6. “Inform Me How” Holly, Petty, Jerry Allison 1:58
Facet 2
No. Title Author(s) Size
7. “That’ll Be the Day” (Could 27, 1957 Brunswick model) Holly, Allison, Petty 2:14
8. “I am On the lookout for Somebody to Love” Holly, Petty 1:56
9. “An Empty Cup (And a Damaged Date)” Orbison, Petty 2:11
10. “Ship Me Some Lovin'” John Marascalco, Leo Worth 2:33
11. “Final Evening” Joe B. Mauldin, Petty 1:53
12. “Rock Me My Child” Shorty Lengthy, Susan Heather 1:47


Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  • Buddy Holly – lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar on 5, backing vocals on 2
  • Jerry Allison – drums, card-box percussion and backing vocals on 2
  • Joe B. Mauldin – contrabass, besides on 7 and eight, backing vocals on 2
  • Niki Sullivan – rhythm guitar, besides on 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 and 11, backing vocals on 2, 7 and eight
Extra personnel
  • Larry Welborn – contrabass on 7 and eight
  • The Picks (Invoice Pickering, John Pickering and Bob Lapham) – backing vocals, besides on 2, 7 and eight
  • Ramona and Gary Tollett – backing vocals on 7 and eight



12 months Chart Place
1958 UK Albums Chart 5[5]


12 months Single Place
Billboard Sizzling 100[6] R&B Singles[7] UK Singles Chart[8]
1957 “That’ll Be the Day” 1 2 1
1958 “Oh Boy” 10 13 3

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