Buddy Knox

Buddy Knox

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Buddy Knox (July 20, 1933 - February 14, 1999) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1957 rockabilly hit song, "Party Doll".

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Buddy Wayne Knox was born in the tiny farming community of Happy, Texas and as a boy learned to play the guitar. In his teens, he and some high school friends formed a band called the "Rhythm Orchids." After performing on the same 1956 radio show as fellow Texan Roy Orbison and his "Teen Kings" band, Orbison suggested Knox go see record producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico, the same studio where Buddy Holly recorded several of his early hits including "That'll Be the Day".

Knox recorded three songs at Petty's recording studio, most notably "Party Doll" that later was released on the Roulette label and went to No.1 on the Cash Box record chart in 1957. This success was followed by "Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep", a No.17 hit, and "Hula Love", a No.9 hit. While he never achieved the same level of artistic success as Holly or Orbison, Knox enjoyed a long career in music. For his pioneering contribution, Knox was elected to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. "Party Doll" was voted one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that......
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