The Crickets Perform "Peggy Sue" and "That'll be the Day" on the Ed Sullivan Show
The Crickets performed "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue", on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1.
December 1-Buddy Holly and The Crickets perform That'll Be The Day and Peggy Sue on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan calls Buddy back on stage after the second song for an impromptu interview and to solicit another "very nice hand for these Texas youngsters."
The Crickets toured extensively in the States, Australia and England and in December 1957, American television audiences got their first look at their new four-eyed idol when the Crickets sang "That'll Be The Day" and their new hit, "Peggy Sue" (#3) on The Ed Sullivan Show. Ed also interviewed Buddy on the air, giving Americans their first taste of his amazing West Texas accent.