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Friday, August 20, 2021

The Crickets


Come On

The Crickets
Producer: Buzz Cason
Arrangements by Leon Russell & Ernie Freeman
Engineers: "Bones" Howe & Eddie Brackett
Cover Design & Photography: Studio Five
Liberty Records LRP-3351

From the back cover: I've known the Crickets for the past six years, and I've worked many shows with them. Invariably they have "stopped" those shows. They've toured the U.S., Europe and Canada, made appearances on such national TV shows as "American Bandstand" and "The Ed Sullivan Show" and in 1963 they made a movie in England entitled "Just For Fun"! So you can see that The Crickets are worth chirping about!

Jerry Allison, the founder and leader of the group, started in the music business with Buddy Holly, with whom he collaborated in the writing of such hits as "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day." Jerry, a tremendous drummer, also sings background on several songs in this album.

Sonny Curtis is the guy who plays the swinging lead guitar. Sonny is responsible for penning such hits as "Walk Right Back" (recorded by the Everly Brothers).

Our man on piano is the versatile Glenn Hardin. He also doubles on the clavietta and the newly developed Fender-Rhodes piano-bass. His shenanigans on the 88 never fail to astonish audiences everywhere.

Last and far from least, we round out the Crickets with good looking, personable Jerry Naylor – lead singer extraordinarie. He turns in excellent performances on songs like "Come On" and the hit Cricket single, "Lonely Avenue." He's considered by many musicians to be the best Stateside wailer of that movin' grooving' Liverpool Sound. – Sam Riddle, KFWB - Hollywood

I Want To Hold Your Hand
California Sun
She Loves You
A Fool Never Learns
Slippin' And Slidin'
I Saw Her Standing There
Lonely Avenue
Please, Please Me
From Me To You
You Can't Be In-Between
Come On

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