Jimmy Bowen

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by Jimmy Bowen


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 Petty’s studios in... Read more


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