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Ray Peterson on the Jukebox

Published: 4/23/2014
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Ray Peterson (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Ray Peterson's four-octave voice made him a singer, and his catchy tunes made him a star. A member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and a friend to Elvis Presley, Peterson was a frequent inhabitant of the Top 40 charts in the late 1950s and early '60s. He created his own record label, Dunes Records, as well as recording for RCA Victor and MGM Records. In his later years Peterson became a Baptist minister - but we remember him best for songs like the bouncy "Corinna, Corinna" and the tear-jerking "Tell Laura I Love Her."

Peterson, who died in 2005, was born this date in 1939. We're celebrating his 75th birthday by turning up the jukebox and listening to his hits.

"Tell Laura I Love Her"

"Corinna, Corinna"

Written by Linnea Crowther. Find her on Google+.


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