Golden Voiced Tell Laura I Love Her Singer Dies

0
0
Subscribe to The Wonder Of You alerts

Sixties teen icon RAY PETERSON has died at his home in Smyrna, Tennessee, after losing a lengthy battle with cancer.

The TELL LAURA I LOVE HER singer, who was dubbed `the golden voice of rock `n' roll,' was 65.

The singer also recorded another rock `n' roll ballad, The Wonder Of You, in 1959. The song was later covered by Elvis Presley.

Peterson ended his pop career in the mid-1960s after touring the world with the Beach Boys on their SUMMER SAFARI tour.

The singer's life started and ended with illness - as a boy growing up in Texas, he fought polio.

He used his recovery to fine tune his singing voice and started performing at clubs and bars upon his release from hospital. As a teenager he relocated to Los Angeles, where he signed to RCA in 1958.

As well as The Wonder of You and Tell Laura I Love Her, Peterson also had hits with ANSWER ME and CORRINA CORRINA.

29/01/2005 01:53

Contactmusic

Tags: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley - Beach Boys

0
0
Subscribe to The Wonder Of You alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Sam Smith - Like I Can Video

Sam Smith has launched the new video for his single 'Like I Can', released off of his number one debut album 'In The...

Sam Smith - Like I Can Video

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas

Ridley Scott is no stranger to the biblical epic. From 'Gladiator' to 'Kingdom of Heaven'...

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas

Music Virtuoso Jack Garratt Reveals Early Forays Into Multi-Instrumentalism

It's common for a lot of musicians to come from a musical background...

Music Virtuoso Jack Garratt Reveals Early Forays Into Multi-Instrumentalism

Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway

Fans of Jack Black's epic 2003 comedy 'School of Rock' can get excited as...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Bids Farewell To Robin Williams

This year's sequel 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' may not be...

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Bids Farewell To Robin Williams

Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous

Another reason why being famous rocks - the Get Out Of Jury Duty Free card. Brad Pitt has...

Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous

'Annie' Remake Tries To Put A Spin On The Classic [Trailer & Pictures]

Remaking a beloved musical is risky business: there's a reason no one...

'Annie' Remake Tries To Put A Spin On The Classic [Trailer & Pictures]

Matt Bomer Brings An Unexpected End To 'White Collar' In Thrilling Season Finale [SPOILERS]

Those who haven't yet seen the season finale of 'White Collar', look away now!...

Matt Bomer Brings An Unexpected End To 'White Collar' In Thrilling Season Finale [SPOILERS]
Advertisement

Comments

The Wonder Of You Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Wonder Of You

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All