Thursday, March 03, 2011

John Pickering, R. I. P.

Picks member John Pickering, a Holly backup singer, dies in Houston | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "John Winton Pickering, 77, died of complications following a stroke on Feb. 28 in Houston, according to his wife, Vicky Pickering.

Her husband worked as a petroleum geologist for 53 years, she said.

To music fans, and especially fans of the late Buddy Holly, Pickering will be remembered as a member of vocal group The Picks.

The Picks are heard singing backup for Buddy Holly & The Crickets on nine of the songs featured on 2011 retrospective “Buddy Holly, Not Fade Away.”"

1 comment:

Ed Gorman said...

I saw Buddy Holley live twice and I still think about it from time to time.