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Buddy Knox

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Birth Name: Buddy Wayne Knox
Born: 1933/07/20
Birth Place: Happy, Texas, United States
Died: 1999/02/14
Years Active: 1956-1969
Genres: Rockabilly

Buddy Wayne Knox was an American rockabilly singer born on July 20, 1933 in Happy, Texas. Though Knox was born into a farming community his love for music began when he learned to play the guitar as a boy. Knox went on to become the first artist of his era to write and perform his own number one hit song, "Party Doll". The song earned Knox a gold record in 1957 and a reputation as an innovator; his style of music birthed it's own genre that became known as "Tex-Mex" music. While in college, Knox met two other students, Jimmy Bowen and Don Lanier, who formed a band called the Rhythm Orchids. The band built a local following by playing local clubs for beer and food. The band went on to record ... Continue Bio >>

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