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Mr. Holly and the original Crickets appeared on Ed Sullivan in December 1957, the breakout year for the group. The rhythm guitarist is Niki Sullivan, the bass player Joe B. Mauldin, and the guy tearing up the drum kit is Jerry Allison, who married the real Peggy Sue Gerron. Mr. Holly is not wearing his trademark hornrim glasses. He bought them in January 1958.
THAT'S HOW many paragraphs the Houston Chronicle printed in Section A Thursday about Lois Lerner's refusal to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday about her possible role in directing the Internal Revenue Service's jihad against the Tea Party. Or about newly released emails that illuminate her apparent political motives.