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There’s no other way to say this, but I definitely feel blue about this news.

Per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Peggy Sue Gerron, who was immortalized in the Buddy Holly hit “Peggy Sue,” has passed away at the age of 78.

In the classic rock realm, there are plenty of iconic songs that feature a girl’s name in the title.  In honor of Gerron’s life, we look back on some of music biggest hits to feature a girl’s name in the title.

“Peggy Sue” – Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Live

Buddy Holly & The Crickets playing Peggy Sue live

 

“Angie” – The Rolling Stones

 

“Donna” – Ritchie Valens

 

“Layla” – Derek & The Dominos

“Rhiannon” – Fleetwood Mac

 

“Maggie May” – Rod Stewart

 

“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” – The Beatles

“Rosalita” – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

“Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” – The Ramones

 

“My Sharona” – The Knack

The Knack - "My Sharona" (Official Video) HD

Official music video for "My Sharona" (HD Reality Bites '94 Movie Version) by American classic/new wave rock band The Knack. Directed by Alan Miller. © 1979, 1994 RCA Records/BMG Music Entertainment. "Reality Bites (1994) - Soundtrack" https://youtu.be/xDYGo0UgIVM http://www.theknack.com #TheKnack #Soundtrack #Music

 

“Sweet Jane” – The Velvet Underground

“Oh Sherrie” – Steve Perry

 

“Amanda” – Boston

 

“Cecilia” – Simon & Garfunkel

“Jenny Take A Ride” – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

“Maybellene” – Chuck Berry

 

“Roxanne” – The Police

“Lola” – The Kinks

“The Wind Cries Mary” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.