Peggy Sue Got Married

Album: The Buddy Holly Story (1959)
Charted: 13
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Songfacts®:

  • Buddy Holly recorded this alone, on acoustic guitar, in his New York City apartment, along with "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," "That's What They Say," "What to Do," "Learning the Game" and "That Makes it Tough" which would be his last songs. After his tragic death, these recordings would be overdubbed to become the Holly songs we know today. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • In this song, Holly finds out that the girl from his 1957 hit "Peggy Sue" has gotten married. It was one of the first sequels of the Rock Era.
  • This song provided the title for the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married, starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. In the movie, Holly's demo version with just his voice and acoustic guitar was used.
  • When producer Jack Hansen augmented Holly's demo of this tune and made a hit out of it, it was the first instance of an entirely 'new' unheard song being completed and released after a star's death. Later instances of songs of deceased acts being revived and "completed" include tunes by The Beatles, the Carpenters, The Doors, Lynyrd Skynrd, Bob Marley, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Hank Williams.

Comments: 6

  • AnonymousI have this record like new with cover any idea of value
  • Paul from Birmingham EnglandThe girl in nearly every song refers her mentions in songs such as Bobby Darin's Splish Splash and Ritchie Valens Oh My Head ect.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaI don't know why but this is my favorite Holly song.
  • Peter from MelbourneI think maybe when he was singing his songs he was thinking about Peggy Sue just for fun. :-)
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyI often wonder how many songs of Buddy's did Norman Petty screw up, the soundtrack version is just great!!!!
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe lyrics refer to a girl talked about in "nearly every song", but surely there was only one...?
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