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.
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Buddy Holly (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlock Building Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. half a mile away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); A Tribute to Cotton (approx. half a mile away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles 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, (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Crickets drummer Allison re-introduced to boyhood home at Buddy Holly Center.
Approximately a year of renovation — worth $148,000 — has been devoted to retaining a physical part of Lubbock’s musical history, as the boyhood home of Crickets drummer Jerry Ivan (J.I.) Allison has been restored on the eastern side of the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Buddy Holly Center. (Submitted on March 21, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 32 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.