Sunday, December 27, 2009

௫ RAY T. PETERSON, The Wonder Of You|Tell Laura I Love Her| Corrina Corrina|

Ray T. Peterson was born in Denton, Texas. Blessed with a four octave singing voice, was a pop music singer who moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958 where he was attached to RCA Victor Records. After recording a few minor hits he made it into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 15, 1959 with "The Wonder Of You". Elvis Presley did a cover version of this song and became Peterson's buddy.




Lyrics | Ray Peterson lyrics - Tell Laura I Love Her lyrics

In 1960, Peterson scored a Top 10 hit with the teenage tragedy song, "Tell Laura I Love Her", and followed that success with "Corrina, Corrina" Peterson's dramatic ballad, "I Could Have Loved You So Well", written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and produced by Spector, only reached #57 on the U.S. chart.

Peterson was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Peterson died of cancer in 2005, in Smyrna, Tennessee, aged 65 who was survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters. [wikipedia]

7 comments:

wenn said...

tell Laura is such a sad song.

reanaclaire said...

then there is a following up song .. in tell Tommy I love him.. right?

Superman said...

I like Tell Laura but a sad song. Classic!

CheaHS@n said...

wenn, reanaclaire & Superman, supposedly to be bringing back good times but..agree its a sad song, anyway true its classic. TQ Happy New Year..3:23:35 countdown.

manglish said...

I am a great fan of the oldies...oldies but goodies...hehehhehe.....happy new year

CheaHS@n said...

manglish ~ great to know you love oldies, come by more often. sorry lately not posting pretty much. happy new year.

jingle said...

eye-opening post,
I used to watching videos a lot...

You Deserve Happiness,
Wishing you A Happy evening.

Beautiful blog!