Buddy Knox

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly oldies rock and roll rock classic rock rock n roll 50s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Buddy Wayne Knox, 20 July 1933, Happy, Texas, USA, d. 14 February 1999, Bremerton, Washington, USA. Knox was one of the first ‘pop-abilly’ hit-makers in the 50s. In 1955, while at West Texas State University, he formed the Serenaders with bass player Jimmy Bowen and Don Lanier (guitar), later adding Don Mills (drums) and changing their name to the Rhythm Orchids. The following year Knox sang lead vocals on ‘Party Doll’, recorded at Norman Petty’s Clovis, New Mexico studio, with Dave ‘Dicky Do’ Alldred on drums. First issued locally on the Blue Moon and Triple-D labels, it later became the first release on Roulette Records, formed by New York nightclub owner Maurice Levy. ‘Party Doll’ went to number 1 in the USA in February 1957. At the same session Bowen recorded the song’s original b-side, ‘I’m Stickin’ With You’, which Roulette issued separately under the recording credit Jimmy Bowen And The...

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