|Genres:||Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1950s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
30 November 1937, Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA. From an early age Bowen was a star athlete who earned a scholarship to West Texas State University. While there he formed the Serenaders with Buddy Knox (guitar, vocals) and Don Lanier (lead guitar) in 1955, sharing vocal duties with Knox and playing bass himself. Later they changed their name to the Rhythm Orchids with the addition of young drummer Don Mills, and became a rockabilly troupe. They recorded a session at Norman Pettys studios in Clovis, New Mexico, with Dave Dicky Do Alldred (then of the Norman Petty Trio and later of Dicky Do And The Donts) sitting in on drums. On the two tracks recorded, Party Doll and Im Stickin With You, a session player was drafted in to play bass as Bowen was no virtuoso. The songs were originally put out back-to-back on the Blue Moon label then reissued on Triple-D, both of which were small local labels. The Roulette label...