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Buddy Wayne Knox (July 20, 1933 - February 14, 1999) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 rockabilly hit song, "Party Doll". 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


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. Happy is a town located in Texas. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Clovis is a city located in Curry County, New Mexico. ...


Knox recorded three songs at Petty's studio, most notably "Party Doll" that went to No.1 on the Cash Box magazine music chart. This success was followed by "Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep", a top 20 hit, and "Hula Love", a top 10 hit. While he never achieved the same level of artistic success, Buddy 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 Shaped Rock and Roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll: Contents: Top - 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A AC/DC _ Back...


A lifelong user of cigarettes, Buddy Knox died of lung cancer in 1999 in Bremerton, Washington. He is interred in Dreamland Cemetery, in Canyon, Texas. A cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ... Lung cancer is a malignant tumour of the lungs. ... Bremerton is a city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Canyon is a city located in Randall County, Texas. ...


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