Chanteur Pop US né Terry LaVerne Stafford, le 22 Novembre 1941 à Hollis (Oklahoma). Terry Stafford s'installe en Californie, en 1960, dans l'espoir d'y faire carrière dans la chanson ou le cinéma. En 1964, il obtiendra le succès avec un titre d'Elvis Presley : "Suspicion", avant de retomber dans l'anonymat. Il est décédé le 17 Mars 1996 à Amarillo (Texas).

One-hit wonder Terry Stafford was known for his Elvis sound-alike single "Suspicion," which became a Top Five smash even at the height of Beatlemania in 1964. Stafford was born in Hollis, OK, on November 22, 1941, and grew up in Amarillo, TX. He moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue a singing career and performed at various local dances and social events. He got the chance to record a demo and chose "Suspicion," an album track from Elvis Presley's Pot Luck LP (1962). A local DJ took the song to Crusader Records, which remastered it and released it nationally in 1964. It went all the way to number three on the pop charts and did so during a week when the Beatles held every other spot in the Top Five. Stafford was never able to duplicate its success, though he did reach the Top 30 with his follow-up single, "I'll Touch a Star." He continued to perform and also branched out into acting (the film Wild Wheels) and songwriting, penning Buck Owens' hit "Big in Vegas." In 1973, Stafford signed with Atlantic's newly formed country division and recorded a full-fledged country album, Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose. The title track edged into the country Top 40, and its flip side, the Stafford co-write "Amarillo by Morning," also enjoyed some regional popularity. It was later covered by George Strait for a major hit. Stafford recorded for Atlantic through 1974 then disappeared from the music scene. He died of liver problems in Amarillo on March 17, 1996.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Pop, Country Pop, Country Rock

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SUSPICION (1964)

I'LL TOUCH A STAR (1964)

Playing With Fire (1964)

KISS ME QUICK (1964)

Hoping (1964)

Years in activity :

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DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

04/1963 SP A+M 707 (US) .

You Left Me Here To Cry (Come On Home) / Heartaches On The Way

02/1964 SP CRUSADER C-101 (US) .

Suspicion / Judy

1964 SP LANA L-139 (US) . Suspicion / Judy
1964 SP TERRIFIC ! T-5006 (US) . Suspicion / Judy
04/1964 SP LONDON FLX 3120 (NL) Suspicion / Judy
1964 SP LONDON HL 9871 (SCAN) Suspicion / Judy
05/1964 SP CRUSADER C-105 (US) . I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire
05/1964 SP LONDON HIT-360 (JAP)

Suspicion / Judy

06/1964 SP LONDON FLX 3131 (NL)

I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire

07/1964 EP LONDON RE 10164 (F) I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire / Suspicion / Judy
08/1964 SP CRUSADER CRU-109 (US) .

Follow The Rainbow / Are You A Fool Like Me?

08/1964 EP LONDON RE 1436 (UK)

Suspicion! - Suspicion / Judy / I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire

08/1964 SP LONDON HIT-381 (JAP) I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire
11/1964 SP CRUSADER CRU-110 (US) . A Little Bit Better / Hoping
1964
SP LONDON 45-HL 9902 (I)
Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star
1964 SP LONDON 33 DLM 5030 (ARG) .

Sospecha [Suspicion]  / Yo Tocare Una Estrella

1964 SP LONDON 33 DLM 5031 (ARG) .

Besame Pronto [Kiss Me Quick] / Invitacion Al Beso [Invitation To A Kiss] 

12/1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 198 (US) ..

Suspicion (Terry Stafford) / Shatton Street Ska (Mango Jones & His Orchestra)

1964 EP LONDON EZA-7580 (AUS)

Suspicion! - I'll Touch A Star / Invitation To A Kiss / Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion

1965
SP LONDON 45-HL 1545 (I)
Sospetto (Suspicion) / Follow The Rainbow
02/1966 SP MERCURY 72538 (US) . Forbidden / Out Of The Picture
1966 SP TOWER 4263/4264 (US) (promo) .

Try My World Little Girl (Terry STAFFORD) / This I Say (The CANDLES)

09/1966 SP SIDEWALK 902 (US) .

When Sin Stops - Love Begins / Soldier Boy

04/1967 SP SIDEWALK 914 (US) .

The Joke's On Me / Step Or Two Behind

05/1968 SP CAPITOL CR-1878 (JAP)

Billy Jack's Theme (SIDEWALK SOUNDS) / Forgive Me (Terry STAFFORD)

05/1969 SP WARNER BROS. 7286 (US) .

Big In Dallas / Will A Man Ever Learn

1969 SP ERIC 155 (US) . Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star
1969 ? SP TRIP OLDIES TR-48 (US) . Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / This Time (Troy SHONDELL)
03/1971 SP MGM K 14232 (US) .

Medley : Mean Woman Blues - Candy Man / Chilly Chicago

03/1971 SP MGM K 14232 (US) (promo) . Medley : Mean Woman Blues - Candy Man / Medley : Mean Woman Blues - Candy Man
07/1971 SP MGM K 14271 (US) .

California Dancer / Walk

08/1973 SP ATLANTIC COUNTRY CY 4006 (US) .

Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose / Amarillo By Morning

1973 EP ATLANTIC GX 07-812 (MEX)

¿Ha Vista Alguien A Mi Dulce Rosita? (Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose) / No Hay Mujer Como Mi Mujer (Ain't No Woman Like My Woman) / Sospechas (Suspicion) / Amarillo Por La Manana (Amarillo By Morning)

1973 SP LONDON TOP-1821 (JAP)

Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star

03/1974 SP ATLANTIC COUNTRY CY 4015 (US) .

 Captured / It Sue Is Bad To Love Her

07/1974 SP ATLANTIC COUNTRY CY 4026 (US) .

Stop If You Love Me / We've Grown Close

04/1975 SP Melodyland ME-6009F (US) .

Darling, Think It Over / I Can't Find It

09/1975 SP Melodyland ME-6022F (US) .

Reba / (She's A) Fire Out Of Control

02/1977 SP GRT - Casino GRT-113 .

It Sure Is Bad To Love Her / Don't Knock It Till You've Cried It

01/1981 SP Firstline FLS-710 (US) .

Everybody Loves A Love Song / Texas Moon Palace 

1981 SP COLLECTABLES COL-1291 (US) .

Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star

1982 SP ARC 009-82 (NL)

By Request Great Oldies - Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / I Know (Barbara GEORGE)

1983 SP Eastland ERS 101 (US) .

(Lord, Can You And Me Get) Back Together / Life's Railway To Heaven

1985 SP Player Int. PI-113 (US) .

Deja Vu / Texas Moon Palace

1985 SP Player Int. PI-115 (US) .

Love's Been Hell On Me / Long Haul Fever

02/1986 SP Player Int. PI-125 (US) .

They're Growing Grass In The Old Cornfield / Strangers With The Same Last Name

1986 SP Original Sound - Oldies But Goodies OBG 4551 (US) .

Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / When We Get Married (The DREAMLOVERS)

02/1989 SP Player Int. PI-134 (US) .

Lonestar Lonesome / Falling (It's A Long Long Way From Hollis, Oklahoma)

19?? SP Treasure Chest 003 (US) .

Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / The "In" Crowd ‘Dobie GRAY)

19?? SP CKM CKM 45-102 (B)

Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / Buena Vida (The CHECKERS)

03/2007 CD Dorsey 1050 (US) .

They're Growing Grass In The Old Corn Field / She's Got The Nicest Pair Of Ba-Ba-Ba Boots (feat. Tom Cunningham)

















Albums

05/1964 LP 12" CRUSADER CLP-1001 M (mono) / CLP-1001 S (stereo) (US)
SUSPICION - Suspicion / Margarita / Playing With Fire / Invitation To A Kiss / Slowly But Surely / For You My Love / She Wishes I Were You / Pocket Full Of Rainbows / Everything I Need / I'll Touch A Star / Everybody Has Somebody / Kiss Me Quick
10/1973 LP 12" ATLANTIC SD-7282 (US)

SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE - Country Canary / Big In Vegae / Suspicion / Ain't No Woman Like My Woman / Shelley's Winter Love / Amarillo By Morning / Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose / Let's Keep The Memories Warm / Captured / Easy To Say, Hard To Do / Road House Country Singer / It Sure Is Bad To Love Her

1978 LP 12" REELFOOT 6000 (US)

Teenage Triangle - Troy Shondell, Terry StaffordJamie Coe - Jamie Coe : Summertime Symphony / There's Gonna Be A Day / The Fool / I'll Go On Loving You / How Low Is Low / Schoolday Blues / Terry Stafford : Kiss Me Quick / Playing With Fire / Slowly But Surely / Troy Shondell : This Time / Island In The Sky / Tears From An Angel / Gone / Girl After Girl / Honey Bee / Terry Stafford : Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star / Everything I Need

1993 CD Globe CD 1001/18 (US) SUSPICION - COLLECTOR GOLD - VOLUME 14 - Suspicion / Margarita / Playing With Fire / Invitation To A Kiss / Slowlely But Surely / For You My Love / Try My World Little Girl / Judy / She Wishes I Were You / Pockett Full Of Rainbows / Everything I Need / I'll Touch A Star / Everybody Has Somebody / Kiss Me Quick / Are You A Fool Like Me / Follow The Rainbow / Till Love Comes To You / Hoping / A Little Bit Better / A Step Ore Two Behind You / The Joke's On Me / Soldier Boy / When Sin Stops / Sospeto / Stop If You Love Me / We've Grown Close / Try My World Little Girl / Suspicion / Big In Vegas / Say, Has Anybody Seen My Gipsy Rose
04/1994 CD COLLECTABLES COL-5024 (US) SUSPICION - Suspicion / Margarita / Playing With Fire / Invitation To A Kiss / Slowly But Surely / For You My Love / She Wishes I Were You / Pocket Full Of Rainbows / Everything I Need / I'll Touch A Star / Everybody Has Somebody / Kiss Me Quick
10/1996 CD CURB 77867 (US) THE BEST OF TERRY STAFFORD - Suspicion / Pocket Full Of Rainbows / I'll Touch A Star / Kiss Me Quick / Everything I Need / Alone Never To Love Again / The Joke's On Me / Am I Fooling Myself / Do You Miss Me / If You Got The Time
05/2007 CD KOCH KOCHCD-4167 (US) SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE - Country Canary / Big In Vegae / Suspicion / Ain't No Woman Like My Woman / Shelley's Winter Love / Amarillo By Morning / Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose / Let's Keep The Memories Warm / Captured / Easy To Say, Hard To Do / Road House Country Singer / It Sure Is Bad To Love Her

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