This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions
Jan 29, 1969
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“Peggy Sue Got Married” is a song written and performed by Buddy Holly. It was posthumously released in July 1959 as a 45-rpm single with “Crying, Waiting, Hoping“. It refers to his 1957 hit song “Peggy Sue“. It was one of the first sequels of the rock era.
Buddy Holly version
Buddy Holly recorded the vocal, accompanying himself on guitar, on December 8, 1958, in apartment 4H of “The Brevoort” on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Studio musicians recorded backup vocals and instrumentals on June 30, 1959, at Coral Records’ Studio A in New York. An alternate version of the song, with new instrumentals but without backup singers, was recorded in 1964.
The studio recording sessions and overdubs for “Peggy Sue Got Married” were similar to those for the posthumous track “Crying, Waiting, Hoping“. Buddy Holly’s original, undubbed home recording was used as theme music in the film Peggy Sue Got Married.
The Crickets version
The Crickets recorded their own version after Buddy Holly’s death in June 1959. David Box, a native of Lubbock, Texas, and a Buddy Holly soundalike, joined the group as lead vocalist for this version of “Peggy Sue Got Married” which was released in the United States as the B-side of Coral 62238 in 1960. The Crickets had decided to use the original arrangements they had used for “Peggy Sue” with the only change being David Box on lead vocal.
Other cover versions
In addition, David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” – itself a sequel song – paraphrases Holly’s song in its opening lines, “Do you remember a guy that’s been in such an early song?”
Last updated on December 21, 2021
Unofficial album • Released in 2004
3:24 • Rehearsal • Medley with "Thinking Of Linking"
- Session Recording:
- Jan 29, 1969
- Studio :
- Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London
Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.