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Buddy Holly & the Crickets famed recording session confirmed

Oklahoma City_The original drummer for Buddy Holly and The Crickets is confirming a bit of Rock-and-Roll legend.  Jerry Allison says the band did in fact record the hit single, "Maybe Baby'' and three other songs in the officers club at Tinker Air Force Base more than 50 years ago.  No one at Tinker has ever been able to confirm the recording session in the early hours of Sept. 29, 1957, although album liner notes have said this occurred.

Allison now lives in Nashville, Tenn., and says he remembers recording "Maybe Baby'' along with "You've Got Love,'' "An Empty Cup'' and "Rock Me My Baby.''  Buddy Holly and The Crickets had performed at the Oklahoma City Municipal Auditorium early that day as one of the acts with the show of stars '57.  Almost 17 months later, Feb. 3, 1959, Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash following a concert in clear Lake, Iowa.

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