Mrs. Holly Blue About Peggy Sue

Rocker's wife wants to block real Peggy Sue's memoirs
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2008 9:00 AM CST

(Newser) – The widow of rock legend Buddy Holly is prepared to sue the author of a new memoir to stop "tarnishment of Buddy Holly's name," the Independent reports. The target of the suit by Maria Elena Holly is pretty, pretty Peggy Sue herself—Peggy Sue Gerron, now 67, whose book, Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?, chronicles her very, very "close friendship" with the singer.

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At the time Holly named the song for her, Gerron was the girlfriend of a drummer in the rocker's band. The two married in 1958, and spent their honeymoon with the Holly newlyweds, a double honeymoon during which "things changed," according to Gerron's website. Maria Holly disputes Gerron's claims, stating that her husband "never, never considered Peggy Sue a friend." (Read more Buddy Holly stories.)

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