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Early rock and roll group whose lead vocalist died in a 1969 plane crash that also killed Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. This would go on to be immortalized in the folk rock hit American Pie by Don McLean as "the day the music died". The name Crickets was part of the inspiration for the name The Beatles. Power pop band Weezer performed a song called Buddy Holly. Initially only Holly was inducted. However, it was much later discovered that when Smokey Robinson had been inducted, by not including his backing group the Miracles, they had violated their rule of requiring the artist's first record to have been released at least 25 years prior when Robinson's solo career started much later. This resulted in a special committee which inducted long neglected backing groups, including the Crickets. The Crickets were sometimes known as the "Chirping Crickets". Holly was only 22 at the time of his death.

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Rock and roll

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Peggy Sue

That'll Be the Day

Oh Boy

Rave On

Not Fade Away

Maybe Baby

It's So Easy