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Lot # 1297 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1957 Buddy Holly and The Crickets Signed Photo In Framed Display

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,204.00

This extremely rare signed photo captures rock and roll legend Buddy Holly posing together with Jerry Allison and Joe Maudlin, who, collectively, formed three quarters of the group known as The Crickets. Each of the performers has signed in blue ink (grading "9") on or next to his respective image. Buddy Holly's signature today is extremely rare due to his tragic and untimely death in 1959 at the age of twenty-two. Holly was at the top of the recording world at that time, having previously released a number of classic hits including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day." After marrying in 1958, Holly eventually decided to leave the Crickets and pursue a solo career. It would be short lived. On February 3, 1959, Holly, Richie Valens and J. P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) all perished when their plane crashed during a snowstorm. Ironically, on the night of the crash, Allison and Maudlin were trying to reach Holly in the hopes that they could get back together again. This photo dates from either 1957 or 1958 (Maudlin replaced Don Guess at bass in 1958) and was signed during the height of the group's fame. This is an extraordinary and extremely rare large-format signed image of the Buddy Holly and the Crickets which is ideal for display as intended. The photo (8.5 x 11.5 inches) appears to originate from a periodical (possibly from a concert program) and is in Excellent to Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 17.75 x 21 inches. LOA from Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $2,204.00

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