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 Pettys 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 songs original b-side, Im Stickin With You, which Roulette issued separately under the recording credit Jimmy Bowen And The...
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