Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
J.I. Allison House circa 1950s
Originally located at 2215 6th Street, this house was preserved to commemorate the song writing of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. While at this home in 1956, Buddy Holly and J.I. Allison (original founding members of The Crickets) penned the hit song “That’ll Be the Day.” Inspired by a line from the John Wayne move The Searchers, the single neared the top of the Billboard charts in September 1957.
For more information, please visit the Buddy Holly Center during regular business hours.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 33° 34.698′ N, 101° 50.546′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Crickets Avenue, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 62. Marker is mounted on the fence surrounding the Allison house. The house is a part of the Buddy Holly Center museum facilities. The house is located just east of the main museum entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerBuddy Holly (here, next to this marker); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCartney Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Buddy Holly (about 400 feet away); Lubbock's First Cotton Gin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carlock Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Also see . . .
1. Jerry Allison Biography.
Jerry Allison was one of the first important drummers to emerge in rock & roll and rockabilly music, as the drummer for Buddy Holly & the Crickets. Born Jerry Ivan Allison in Hillsboro, TX, in 1939, he joined Holly as his accompanist early in the latter's career, and for a time playing around Lubbock, TX, the two of them were the whole band -- just Holly's guitar and Allison's drums, and Allison knew how to get an incredible variety of percussion sounds, given the limitations of equipment in the era, sometimes working with as little as one snare, a cymbal, and a bass drum (if that). (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Jerry Allison.
Allison was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, as a member of the Crickets. In 2012, (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.