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Joe B. Mauldin, bass player for Buddy Holly and Crickets, dies at 74
Joe B. Mauldin, bass player for Buddy Holly and Crickets, dies at 74

When a 16-year-old high school student named Joe B. Mauldin told his mother that he was planning to join a rock 'n' roll band, she suddenly saw his future dive out the window and shatter on the streets of Lubbock, Texas. "She told Joe B. that she hoped he would have to 'work his fingers to the bone' for the remainder of his days and that he would regret his decision for as long as he lived," author Ellis Amburn wrote in a 2012 biography of rock legend Buddy Holly. Mauldin — known as Joe B. to his family, friends and fans — played stand-up bass in a group that came to be called the Crickets, a little band that backed up Holly and in less than...

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