Mauldin, Joe B.

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Mauldin, Joe B. Gender: M
Joseph Benson Mauldin, Jr.
born on 8 July 1940 at 09:12 (= 09:12 AM )
Place Lubbock, Texas, 33n35, 101w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°16' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°53 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°31'

Joe B. Mauldin (at bottom, circa 1957-1958)


American bass player, songwriter, and audio engineer who was best known as the bassist for the early rock and roll group The Crickets. He was one of the founding members of The Crickets, the others being Buddy Holly, drummer Jerry Allison, and guitarist Niki Sullivan. Mauldin initially played a double (standup) bass, then switched to a Fender Precision Bass guitar.

After Holly's death in 1959, Mauldin played on and off as an original Cricket with J.I. Allison, Sonny Curtis, Glen D. Hardin, and occasionally Niki Sullivan.

After several years with The Crickets, he became a recording engineer at Gold Star Studios, the Los Angeles studio which became the "hit factory" for Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and other major 1960s rock performers.

Mauldin was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, as an original Cricket. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Crickets by a special committee which corrected the mistake of not including the Crickets with Buddy Holly when he was first inducted in 1986.

Mauldin died of cancer on 7 February 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Holly, Buddy (born 7 September 1936). Notes: Members of The Crickets


  • Work : Prize 2012 (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas), 9 July 1940, p. 2. Full name from Texas Birth Index.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Audio)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Crickets)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bass player)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer