Chanteur US né Raymond August Peterson, le 23 Avril 1939 à Denton (Texas). Ray Peterson a débuté en 1958 chez RCA Records avant de créer en 1961 son propre label Dune Records. Il disparaîtra des charts en 1963 avec l'explosion du Rock Anglais. Ray est décédé le 25 Janvier 2005 chez lui à Smyrna (Tennessee).

Singer Ray Peterson enjoyed a handful of pop hits during the early 1960s, among them the Phil Spector-produced "Corrina Corrina" and the car-crash melodrama "Tell Laura I Love Her." Born April 23, 1939 in Denton, TX, he spent much of his childhood recovering from polio, and during an extended stay in a nearby treatment facility he began performing for his fellow patients. As Peterson's health returned he began singing professionally in local clubs, eventually relocating to Los Angeles; there he was discovered by manager Stan Shulman, signing to RCA in 1958. The owner of a four-octave voice, Peterson's early material ran the gamut from teen ballads like "Let's Try Romance" to covers including Little Willie John's "Fever," all to little success; he finally scored a hit in 1959 with "The Wonder of You," which reached the Top 30 in both the U.S. and the U.K.
Another minor hit, "Answer Me," followed before Peterson scored his greatest success with the 1960 epic "Tell Laura I Love Her." The record's popularity allowed the singer to fund his own label, Dunes, and he soon recruited producer Spector to helm a smash rendition of the traditional "Corrina Corrina." The Dunes roster also included singer Curtis Lee, for whom Spector produced the 1961 hits "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" and "Under the Moon of Love." Peterson himself went on to cut the Goffin/King-authored "Missing You" and "I Could Have Loved You So Well," but his stardom quickly faded, and after scoring a last minor chart entry with 1963's "Give Us Your Blessing" he signed to MGM in an attempt to cross over to country audiences, ultimately retiring from perfoming as the decade drew to a close.

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Talents : Singer

Style musical : Teen Idol, Rock 'n' Roll

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FEVER (1957)

Patricia (1958)

TELL LAURA I LOVE HER (1960)

CORRINA, CORRINA (1960)

MISSING YOU(1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

11/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7087 (US) . Fever / We're Old Enough To Cry
02/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7165 (US) . Shirley Purley / Let's Try Romance
05/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7255 (US) . Tail Light / Suddenly
07/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7303 (US) . Patricia / My Blue Eyed Baby
09/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7336 (US) . Dream Way / I'll Always Want You Near
11/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7404 (US) . Love Is A Woman / Richer Than I
04/1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7513 (US) . The Wonder Of You / I'm Gone
1959 ? SP 33 t. RCA ‎45N 0956 (I) The Wonder Of You / I'm Gone
08/1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7578 (US) . Come And Get It / My Blue Angel
10/1959 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7635 (US) Goodnight My Love / Till Then
02/1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7703 (US) . Answer Me My Love / What Do You Want To Make
05/1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7745 (US) . Tell Laura I Love Her / Wedding Day
1960 SP RCA 45N 1098 (I) Tell Laura I Love Her (Dite A Laura Che L'Amo) / Wedding Day
05/1960 SP RCA VICTOR SP-45-94 (US) (promo) . RCA Victor Special DJ Spots
09/1960 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7779 (US) . Teenage Heartache / I'll Always Want You Near
11/1960 SP DUNES 45-2002 (US) Corrina, Corrina / Be My Girl
1960 SP Heliodor 453 096 (GER) Corrina, Corrina / Be My Girl
1960 EP RCA VICTOR EPA 4367 (US) Tell Laura I Love Her - Tell Laura I Love Her / Suddenly / Fever / The Wonder Of You
12/1960 EP RCA VICTOR 75623 (F) Tell Laura I Love Her / Suddently / Fever / The Wonder Of You
01/1961 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7845 (US) . My Blue Angel / I'm Tired
1961 SP 33 t. RCA ‎32011 (S) My Blue Angel / I'm Tired
03/1961 SP DUNES 45-2004 (US) . You didn't Care / Sweet Little Kathy
05/1961 SP DUNES 45-2006 (US) . Missing You / You Thrill Me
05/1961 SP ATLANTIC ATL 1068 (JAP) Corrina, Corrina / Be My Girl
06/1961 EP LONDON REX 10084 (F) Corrina, Corrina / Be My Girl / Sweet Little Kathy / You Didn't Care
06/1961 EP LONDON REX 1293 (UK) Corrine Corrina - Corrina, Corrina / Be My Girl / Sweet Little Kathy / You Didn't Care
12/1961 SP DUNES 45-2009 (US) . Why Don't You Write Me / I Could Have Loved You So Well
1961 EP LONDON EDGE 71533 (S)

Corrine Corrina / Be My Girl / Sweet Little Kathy / You Didn't Care

05/1962 SP DUNES 45-2013 (US) . You Know Me Much Too Well / You Didn"t Care
10/1962 SP DUNES 45-2018 (US) . You Didn't Care / If Only Tomorrow
11/1962 SP DUNES 45-2019 (US) . Slowly / Is It Wrong
02/1963 SP DUNES 45-2022 (US) . I'm Not Jimmy / A Love To Remember
04/1963 SP DUNES 45-2024 (US) . Where Are You / Deep Are The Roots
05/1963 SP DUNES 45-2025 (US) . Without Love / Give Us Your Blessing
07/1963 SP DUNES 45-2027 (US) . I Forgot What It Was Like / Be My Girl
12/1963 SP DUNES 45-2030 (US) . Promises (You Made Now Are Broken) / Sweet Little Kathy
03/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8333 (US) . Goodnight My Love / The Wonder Of You
09/1964 SP MGM K13269 (US) If You Were Here / Oh No!
11/1964 SP MGM K13299 (US) . Across The Street (Is A Million Miles Away) / When I Stop Dreaming
03/1965 SP MGM K13330 (US) . That's All / Unchained Melody
04/1965 SP MGM K13336 (US) House Without Windows / Wish I Could Say No To You
08/1965 SP MGM K13388 (US) . One Lonesome Rose / I'm Only Human
12/1965 SP MGM K13436 (US) . Everybody / Love Hurts
1965 SP RCA VICTOR 447-0738 (US) . Tell Laura I Love Her / Fever
1965 SP MGM 61 105 (GER) Across The Street / When I Stop Dreaming
05/1966 SP MGM K13508 (US) . Amanda / I'm Gonna Change Everything
09/1966 SP MGM K13564 (US) . The Whole World's Goin' Crazy / Just One Smile
1966 ? SP MGM Golden Circle KGC 167 (US) . Corinna, Corinna / Promises (You Made Now Are Broken)
1968 SP RCA VICTOR 3-10343 (S) Tell Laura I Love Her / Suddenly
02/1969 SP REPRISE 0811 (US) . Love Rules the World / Together
07/1970 SP UNI 55249 (US) . Oklahoma City Times / Love The Understanding Way
12/1970 SP UNI 55268 (US) . To Wait For Love / Tell Laura I Love Her
02/1971 SP UNI 55275 (US) . Changes / Fever
08/1971 SP DECCA 32861 (US) . Stamp Out Loneliness / There's A Bette
1972 SP RCA Gold Standard 447-0937 (US) . The Wonder Of You / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)
1972 SP RCA VICTOR 74-16225 (GER) OLDIES BUT GOLDIES - Tell Laura I Love Her (Ray PETERSON) / Makin' Love (Floyd ROBINSON)
1975 SP RCA VICTOR PPBO-4118 (GER) OLDIES BUT GOLDIES - Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You
1975 ? SP Cloud 9 CL-134 (US) . Nobody But You / Have I Thrown My Life Away
1978 ? SP MGM Band Of Gold Series MVG 526 (US) Corinne, Corinna / Promises (You Made Now Are Broken)
10/1979 SP RCA Gold Standard GB-11758 (US) . Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You
1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB 9682 (GER) OLDIES BUT GOLDIES - Goodnight My Love (Pleasent Dreams) / Fever
1985 SP JukeBox Oldie ‎45030 (F) Tell Laura I Love Her / Wedding Day
1985 ? SP Polydor Band Of Gold Series KGC 167 (US) . Corrine, Corrina / Promises (You Made Are Now Broken)
1986 SP Collectables COL 4243 (US) . Teen Angel (Mark Dinning) / Corrina, Corrina (Ray PETERSON)
1987 SP BELLAPHON 199 07 419 (GER) Oldies - Original Stars - Susie Darlin' (Robin LUKE) / Corrina, Corrina (Ray PETERSON)













Albums

1960 LP 12" RCA VICTOR SP-2296 (US) RAY PETERSON SINGS TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You / Come And Get It / Till Then / Suddenly / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / Fever / Answer Me, My Love / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? / Richer Than I / My Blue Angel / I'm Gone
1961 ? LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP-2297 (AUS) RAY PETERSON SINGS TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / The Wonder Of You / Come What May / Answer Me, My Love / Suddenly / Tell Laura I Love Her / Fever / Patricia / Shirley Purley / Till Then
1964 LP 12" MGM E 4250 (mono) / SE-4250 (stereo) (US) THE VERY BEST OF RAY PETERSON - Corrina Corrina / Missing You / I Could Have Loved You So Well / Give Us Your Blessing / You Thrill Me / Sweet Little Kathy / Promises (You Made Now Are Broken) / You Didn't Care / Is It Wrong / I Forgot What It Was Like / Be My Girl / I'm Not Jimmy
1965 LP 12" MGM E 4277 (mono) / SE-4277 (stereo) (US) THE OTHER SIDE OF RAY PETERSON - That's All / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing / Let There Be Love / If I Loved You/On The Street Where You Live / Unchained Melody / Fly Me To The Moon / You'll Never Walk Alone / Over The Rainbow / Canadian Sunset / I'll Get By
1967 LP 12" RCA CAMDEN CAL-2119 (mono) / CAS-2119 (stereo) (US) GOODNIGHT MY LOVE, PLEASANT DREAMS - Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams / The Wonder Of You / Come What May / Answer Me, My Love / Suddenly / Tell Laura I Love Her / Fever / Patricia / Shirley Purly / Till Then
1969 LP 12" UNI 73078 (US) MISSING YOU - THE BEST OF RAY PETERSON - Corinna Corinna / Hey Little One / Hooked On a Feeling / Tell Laura I Love Her / Love The Understanding Way / Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams / The Wonder Of You / Me Myself And I / Funny How Time Slips Away / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / Missing You
1971 LP 12" DECCA D-75307 (US) RAY PETERSON COUNTRY - Am I That Easy To Forget / Release Me / Just Out Of Reach / I Can't Stop Loving You / I Can't Help It / There's A Better Way / Lonely Street / Without You / What's He Doing In My World / Stamp Out Loneliness / You're The One Who Keeps Her Memory Alive / Let's Wash The World And Make It Clean
1979 LP 12" RCA International 43117 (NL) TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You / Come And Get It / Till Then / Suddenly / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / Fever / Answer Me, My Love / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? / Richer Than I / My Blue Angel / I'm Gone
197? LP 12" RPM RPM 435 (US) MY FATHER'S PLACE - My Father's Place / Highest Flight / Doesn't It Feel Good / I Found It / Call On Him / Top Of The Hill / Hello Down Below / When You Walk With Jesus / Free Indeed / You Gotta Be Tired
1982 CD Globe CD 2297/9 (US) TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Tell Laura I Love Her / Corinna Corrina / The Wonder Of You / I'm Gone / Fever / We're Old Enough To Cry / Shirley Purly / Suddenly / Patricia / My Blue Angel / Come And Get It / Goodnight My Love / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / Answer Me My Love / Teenage Heartache / I'm Tired / Be My Girl / Missing You / Is It Wrong / Give Us Your Blessing / Promises You Made Are Broken
1987 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15245 (GER) ALL HIS HITS - Corrina, Corrina / I'm Gone / Doggonit / I'm Tired / Shirley Purley / Promise / Is It Wrong? / Patricia / Fever / Tell Laura I Love Her / Tell Tommy I Miss Him (original answer) (by Skeeter DAVIS) / Give Us Your Blessings / The Wonder Of You / Missing You / We're Old Enough To Cry / Teenage Heartache / Come And Get It / Be My Girl
1989 CD ARIOLA Express ‎295 049 (GER) ROY ORBISON / RAY PETERSON - Roy ORBISON : Seems To Me / Sweet And Innocent / I'll Never Tell / Almost Eighteen / Julie/ Paper Boy / The Bug / Ray PETERSON : Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You / Suddenly / Goodnight My Love / Answer Me My Love / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / My Blue Angel / I'm Gone / Shirley Purly
1994 CD POINT CD 16270 (CAN) THE VERY BEST OF RAY PETERSON - Corrina, Corrina / Tell Laura , I Love Her / My Blue Angel / Goodnight My Love / Teenage Heartache / Come Aand Get It / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / I'm Tired / I Forget Was It Was Like / Answer Me My Love / Till Then / Richer Than I / Is It Wrong / Be My Girl / Promises / Sweet Little Kathy / You Thrill Me / Come What May / Give Us Your Blessing / Missing You / I'm Not Jimmy / I Couldn't Have Loved You So Well / You Didn't Care / The Wonder Of You / Fever / I'm Gone / Doggone It / Shirley Purley / Patricia / Where Are You / Why Don't You Write Me / My Blue Eyed Baby
01/1998 CD COLLECTABLES COL-5876 (US) TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Tell Laura I Love Her / The Wonder Of You / Come And Get It / Till Then / Suddenly / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / Fever / Answer Me, My Love / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? / Richer Than I / My Blue Angel / I'm Gone / Corrina, Corrina / Missing You
1998 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15880 (GER) TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Corrina, Corrina / Fever / The Wonder Of You / Tell Laura I Love Her / I'm Tired / Shirley Purly / Is It Wrong / Come And Get It (remake) / Teenage Heartache / Promises / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / We're Old Enough To Cry / What Do You Want To Make Eyes At Me For / You Thrill Me / Doggonit / I Forgot What It Was Like / Wedding Day / Missing You / My Blue Angel / Give Us Your Blessings / I'm Gone / Sweet Little Kathy / Patricia / I'm Not Jimmy / You Didn't Care / Answer Me, My Love / I Could Have Loved You So Well / Be My Girl / Till Then / Suddenly / Richer Than I
1998 CD TEEN AGER 611 (B) RAY PETERSON SINGS HIS HITS - Tell Laura I Love Her / Corrina, Corrina / I Could Have Loved you So Well / The Wonder Of You / Be My Girl / I'm Not Jimmy / Shirley Purley / Why Don't You Write Me / My Blue Angel / Give Us Your Blessing / Till Then / Fever / You Thrill Me / If Only Tomorrow / Come What May / I'm Gone / Deep Are The Roots / A Love To Remember / You Don't Care / Missing You / Where Are You / Patricia / Doggone / Is It Wrong / Promises You Make Are Broken / You Know Me Too Well / Suddenly / Without Love (There Is Nothing) / I Forgot What It Was Like / Sweet Little Kathy / Goodnight My Love
05/2012 CD Traditions Alive 1630080 (US) VERY BEST OF RAY PETERSON - Corrina, Corrina / Tell Laura , I Love Her / My Blue Angel / Goodnight My Love / Teenage Heartache / Come Aand Get It / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / I'm Tired / I Forget Was It Was Like / Answer Me My Love / Till Then / Richer Than I / Is It Wrong / Be My Girl / Promises / Sweet Little Kathy / You Thrill Me / Come What May / Give Us Your Blessing / Missing You / I'm Not Jimmy / I Couldn't Have Loved You So Well / You Didn't Care / The Wonder Of You / Fever / I'm Gone / Doggone It / Shirley Purley / Patricia / Where Are You / Why Don't You Write Me / My Blue Eyed Baby
03/2014 CD Jasmine JASCD 291 (UK) THE WONDER OF YOU - THE VERY BEST OF RAY PETERSON - 1957-1962 - Fever / We're Old Enough To Cry / Doggonit! / Shirley Purley / Let's Try Romance / Suddenly / Patricia / Richer Than I / The Wonder Of You / I'm Gone / Come And Get It / My Blue Angel / Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / Till Then / What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / Answer Me, My Love / Tell Laura I Love Her / Wedding Day / Teenage Heartache / Corrina-Corrina / Be My Girl / I'm Tired / Sweet Little Kathy / You Didn't Care / Missing You / You Thrill Me / I Could Have Loved You So Well / Why Don't You Write Me / Is It Wrong? / I'm Not Jimmy

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