Texas-born drummer most widely remembered as a member of the 50's rock band The Crickets and his collaborations with
His first recording as a drummer was a single named "Who's Gonna Be the Next One Honey" with Hal Goodson and the Raiders.
He also worked as a session who played on singles like The Everly Brothers' 1959 single "(Till) I Kissed You."
He married a woman named Peggy Sue.
He co-wrote several of Buddy Holly's biggest hits, including "That'll Be the Day."