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Happy 80th Birthday, J. I. Allison!

Hello folks! It’s Retro Dee and this post is a tribute to Mr. Jerry Ivan Allison who turns 80 years old on August 31, 2019.

Jerry Allison (now known as J.I. Allison) became the drummer for The Crickets in 1956.


The Crickets surprise Jerry on his 18th Birthday in this photo flashback. L-R: Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan and Buddy Holly


I didn’t want this day to go by without expressing my gratitude for Mr. Allison’s amazing and legendary contribution to Rock n Roll and the music industry. I love everything about him, from his sly smile to his loyalty to his friend Buddy Holly, which he has kept for over 60 years.

So, Happy Birthday, Mr. Allison. Thank you for everything from the bottom of this fan girl’s heart. ❤




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