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Peggy Sue Gerron, inspiration for Buddy Holly song, dies in Lubbock

2:02 am on Oct 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hope this passes the watercooler "foo" test since many of us are musicians in real life:

Peggy Sue Gerron, who will be forever remembered in association with Buddy Holly because of his song bearing her name, died early Monday at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was 78.

Friends in Texas and New Mexico, who particularly knew her as a ham radio enthusiast, remember how fascinated she would be in talking to people she had never met from around the world.


Back in my ham days had a few conversations with her. She was very genuine and ever sweet. Buddy barely got it right in the famous song, she was that much more.

Sadly, the older we get, the more we lose. One can hope that she and Buddy are sitting front row for the Sky Club's next show...