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Peggy Sue Gerron

Death of Peggy Sue Gerron

October 1, 2018
| Age 78

Real life inspiration for the classic Buddy Holly song…

Obituary

Peggy Sue Gerron was the real life inspiration for the Buddy Holly classic "Peggy Sue." She was the girlfriend of Crickets drummer Jerry Allison. Holly had originally written the song as "Cindy Lou" for his niece. After Allison and Peggy Sue broke up, Allison asked Holly to change the title to "Peggy Sue," in hopes of getting back together with her. Allison and Peggy Sue did reunite and were married for most of the 1960s before breaking up. She died at the age of 78. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.