The Crickets perform on ‘Arthur Murray Party’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1957)

Video: 'Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray Dance Party 12/29/57'

(Saturday, December 28, 1957, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — Buddy Holly and the Crickets (drummer Jerry Allison, bassist Joe B. Mauldin) made their first television appearance as a three-piece band tonight on the Arthur Murray Party television series on NBC, performing “Peggy Sue.”

Rhythm guitarist Niki Sullivan had recently dropped out the group after a little more than one year to resume his education.

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