Peggy Sue, The Original Rock Groupie Chick

By Karen Harris
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of a rock groupie chick, a pretty young girl who hung out with the band, partied with them and dated one or more of the musicians, was well-established. In fact, several of the great rock hits of the sixties and seventies were inspired by popular groupies. But did you know that this trend started back in the 1950s? In fact, the 1957 hit song “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly and The Crickets was inspired by a girl who spent much of her time hanging out with the band. Here is the story of the real Peggy Sue.