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.
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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]