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Terry Stafford


One-hit wonder Terry Stafford was known for his Elvis sound-alike one “Suspicion,” which became a high Five smash sometimes on the height of Beatlemania in 1964. Stafford was created in Hollis, Fine, on November 22, 1941, and was raised in Amarillo, TX. He transferred to LA after senior high school to go after a singing profession and performed at several regional dances and cultural occasions. He got the opportunity to record a demonstration and decided to go with “Suspicion,” an record monitor from Elvis Presley’s Container Good luck LP (1962). An area DJ had taken the tune to Crusader Information, which remastered it and released it nationally in 1964. It proceeded to go completely to number 3 in the pop graphs and did therefore throughout a week once the Beatles kept every other place in the very best Five. Stafford was hardly ever in a position to duplicate its achievement, though he do reach the very best 30 along with his follow-up one, “I’ll Contact a Superstar.” He continuing to perform and in addition branched out into performing (the film Outrageous Tires) and songwriting, penning Buck Owens’ strike “Big in Vegas.” In 1973, Stafford agreed upon with Atlantic’s recently formed nation division and documented a full-fledged nation album, Say, Provides Anybody Seen My Special Gypsy Rose. The name track edged in to the nation Top 40, and its own flip part, the Stafford co-write “Amarillo by Morning hours,” also loved some regional recognition. It was later on included in George Strait for a significant hit. Stafford documented for Atlantic through 1974 after that disappeared from your music picture. He passed away of liver complications in Amarillo on March 17, 1996.

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Full Name Terry Stafford
Died March 17, 1996, Amarillo, Texas, United States
Profession Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy E. Stafford
Music Songs Suspicion, I'll Touch a Star, Kiss Me Quick, Pocket Full of Rainbows, Follow the Rainbow, Everybody Has Somebody, For You My Love, Invitation to a Kiss, She Wishes I Were You, Alone Never to Love Again, Santa Cielo, Soldier Boy, Try My World Little Girl, Am I Fooling Myself, Everything I Need, Do You Miss Me, The Joke's on Me, I'm Missing You, Ain't No Woman Like My Woman, Margarita, If You Got the Time, Strangers With the Same Last Name, Medley- Suspicion--Amarillo by Morning- Big In Vegas, Slowly but Surely, Playing With Fire, Passion, Heaven 1957, Lovin' Tell On Me, Here I Go Again, She's Got The Nicest Pair Of Ba-Ba-Ba Boots, Sweet Kentucky Lady, They're Growing Grass In The Old Corn Field
Albums From Out Of The Past, Id Like To Hear That Song Again, Best Of, Christmas Magic, At An Earlier Time, In That Golden Summer Time, In The Middle, Splash Of Color, Enjoy Your Time, Suspicion, Talkative Friend, Confectioner's, Love Caught, À La Carte, Gaudy Colours, A Bouquet Of Hits, Christmas Bells Are Ringing, Noble Blue, Colorful Fruit

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