Buddy Holly, “Peggy Sue”
Buddy Holly joined the long and uncomfortable tradition of writing a song for another man’s wife with this ode to a former classmate at Texas' Lubbock High. The song had a working title of “Cindy Lou” after Holly’s niece, but was changed after drummer Jerry Allison went through a breakup with his girlfriend, Peggy Sue Gerron. The two later married. —Jeff Royer
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