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Joe Mauldin of The Crickets dies, age 74

Published: Feb. 8, 2015 at 12:37 AM CST|Updated: Aug. 8, 2015 at 7:37 PM CDT
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Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957 (top to bottom: Allison, Holly and Mauldin) (Source:...
Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957 (top to bottom: Allison, Holly and Mauldin) (Source: Wikipedia)

USA Today is reporting that Crickets bassist and Lubbock native son Joe Mauldin has died at age 74.

Mauldin grew up in Lubbock and joined The Crickets in 1957 with Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison.  Mauldin was a part of The Crickets when they released songs such as, Maybe Baby, Peggy Sue, and That'll Be the Day - which topped the Billboard charts as Number 1 single.

Upon the death of Buddy Holly, Joe Mauldin became a musical engineer.  During his career he worked with such greats as Phil Spector, Herb Alpert, and Leon Russell.

He was recognized with the rest of The Crickets in 2012, when they were inducted into the Rock-N-Roll hall of fame.

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