Personalities | Buddy Knox | Fifties | Rock
(Guitar, vocals, 1933–99)
Texas-born Knox formed The Rhythm Orchids at West Texas State high school with Jimmy Bowen (bass, vocals). ‘Party Doll’ (by Knox) and ‘I’m Stickin’ With You’ (by Bowen), recorded by Norman Petty, which possibly influenced Buddy Holly to choose Petty as his producer, were released as the two sides of a 1957 million-selling single. Thereafter, Knox managed lesser hits until 1961, but Bowen became a label executive and remains a much in-demand record producer.
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