The story behind the song:
“I Still Love You Peggy Sue”, written by John Marr, is a special tribute to the Buddy Holly Legacy and Buddy’s iconic anthem, “Peggy Sue.” The song was the result of a telephone conversation I arranged between John and Buddy Holly’s real-life “Peggy Sue,” my dear friend Peggy Sue Gerron. After the conversation, John stayed up all night writing and recording a “demo” of the song for me to hear early the next morning and instantly I knew that something unusually great had just happened in my life. It reminded me of just how powerful the Buddy Holly Legacy is.
Peggy Sue wept when she listened to our finished recording. She emailed me, “I love the new song! It is perfect and it reminds me of the night in 1958 when I first heard Buddy Holly sing “Peggy Sue” in the Sacramento, California, Coliseum. My heart rushed as Buddy said, “This is our new record that is soon to be released, and it’s dedicated to someone very special here tonight.” From the stage, Buddy locked eyes with me and began to sing ‘Peggy Sue.’ Your new song brings it all back. I really love ‘I Still Love You Peggy Sue!’ There are so many wonderful memories with Buddy, and ‘I Still Love You Peggy Sue!’ brings the music to the level that Buddy wanted.”
Peggy Sue was right on it, and we both believed that the Buddy Holly and Crickets legacy is still very much alive throughout the world. “I Still Love You Peggy Sue” indeed is proof that the music did not die on the night of February 3, 1959.
Thanks to our Fans around the World,
Lead singer of ‘The Crickets’ Liberty/EMI Records Years – 1961 through 1965’ and decades
later singing this tribute recording..