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Niki Sullivan

Born: 23-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Southgate, CA
Died: 6-Apr-2004
Location of death: Sugar Creek, MO
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Guitarist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Guitarist for The Crickets

Military service: US Navy

A distant cousin of Buddy Holly, Sullivan was born in California but raised in Lubbock, Texas. He performed on 27 of the 32 Buddy Holly songs, but left the band before the fatal airplane crash on 3 February 1959. The film The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey completely left Niki out.

Sister: Renetta Kay Jeans
Wife: Fran (m. 26-Aug-1967, until his death, twin sons)
Son: Marty Sullivan (twin)
Son: Eryn Sullivan (twin)

    Buddy Holly and the Crickets Guitarist

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