California Sun / She Loves You

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California Sun / She Loves You
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1964
Genre Rock and roll
Label Liberty LRP-3351
Producer Buzz Cason
The Crickets chronology
Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
California Sun / She Loves You
A Collection
Singles from California Sun / She Loves You
  1. "Lonely Avenue (Doc Pomus) 2:05 b/w You Can't Be In-Between (J. Allison, B. Cason) 2:08"
    Released: Jan 1964
  2. "From Me To You (Lennon-McCartney) 1:57 b/w Please Please Me (Lennon-McCartney)"
    Released: Feb 1964

California Sun / She Loves You is a rock and roll album by the Crickets, recorded during their time with Liberty Records. It is The Crickets' fourth and final album for Liberty following the departure and subsequent death of their front man, Buddy Holly. The album's title is somewhat confusing, as it follows the then-popular industry practice of filling the album cover with the titles of as many popular songs as possible. The record label simply lists "The Crickets" name.

Originally released as an LP record on in February 1964, the album was re-released on CD in 1995 by BGO Records alongside the UK-only LP A Collection which compiled non-album singles.


Spurred by minor hit singles in 1963, " My Little Girl" and " Don't Ever Change", the Crickets next release sought to capitalize upon the rise of Beatlemania and the Beatles' vocal appreciation of the Crickets' records. The album contains five Lennon-McCartney songs and another song the Fab Four famously covered. Throughout this period The Crickets would enjoy greater popularity in the UK.

The Crickets appeared in two jukebox musicals: the British movie Just for Fun (1963) in which they performed "My Little Girl" and "Teardrops Feel Like Rain," and The Girls on the Beach (1965) in America, where they performed " La Bamba". The group was derailed in 1965 when vocalist Jerry Naylor suffered a near-fatal heart attack. By the later sixties, bassist Joe B. Mauldin ceased performing, while drummer J.I. Allison and Sonny Curtis continued as working in the music industry as session musicians, before reviving the group in 1968 and again in 1970.

Track listing

Side one
1." I Want to Hold Your Hand" John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:17
2." California Sun" Henry Glover2:25
3." She Loves You"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:23
4." A Fool Never Learns" Sonny Curtis2:12
5." Slippin' and Slidin'"Albert Collins, Edwin Bocage, James Smith, Richard Penniman2:27
6." I Saw Her Standing There"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:55
Side two
7." Lonely Avenue" Doc Pomus2:05
8." Please, Please Me"John Lennon, Paul McCartney1:58
9." Money" Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford2:00
10." From Me to You"John Lennon, Paul McCartney1:57
11."You Can't Be In-Between" Buzz Cason, Jerry Allison2:08
12."Come On" Dan Penn, Rick Hall2:14


The Crickets
Additional personnel
  • Ernie Freeman - arranger
  • Leon Russell - arranger
  • "Bones" Howe - engineer
  • Eddie Brackett - engineer
  • Buzz Cason - producer

[1] [2]


  1. ^ "California Sun – The Crickets – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "California Sun by The Crickets". Retrieved December 8, 2017.

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