Ray Peterson

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Ray Peterson

American pop music singer who was best remembered for singing [GUI]Tell Laura I Love Her[GUI] and [GUI]Corrine, Corrina[GUI] in the 1960s add

Category: Music

Born in 1939.

Countries: United States (42%), Tennessee (33%), California (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tennessee, Decca Records, California

Linked to: Columbia Graphophone Company




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Ray Peterson was born in 1939 add something


Blessed with a four-octave singing voice, Peterson moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was signed to a recording contract by RCA Victor Records in 1958 add something


He recorded several songs that were minor hits until "The Wonder of You" made it into the Top 40 of the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart on June 15, 1959 add something


By the mid 1960s he had become something of a phenomenon on the west coast of the United States, appearing live in numerous concerts with Paul McCartney lookalike Keith Allison add something


In 1960, Peterson created his own record label with his manager Stan Shulman, called Dunes Records, and enlisted the help of record producer Phil Spector add something


Decca Records - In 1960, they refused to release "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson and even destroyed thousands of copies of the single


He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee, and by the 1970s when the hit records stopped coming, Peterson became a Baptist Church minister and occasionally played the oldies music circuit add something


Peterson died of cancer in 2005, in Smyrna, Tennessee, aged 65 add something

Ray Peterson died in 2005 add something