Ray Stevens

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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, ‘Chickie Chickie Wah Wah’, was written in 1958 but it was not until 1961, with Mercury Records that he had a Top... Read more

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novelty
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ray stevens
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