Chanteur 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

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SUSPICION (1964)

I'LL TOUCH A STAR (1964)

KISS ME QUICK (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1964 SP CRUSADER C-101 (US) .

Suspicion / Judy

1964 SP LANA L-139 (US) . Suspicion / Judy
1964 SP CRUSADER C-105 (US) . I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire
1964 SP CRUSADER CRU-110 (US) . A Little Bit Better / Hoping
07/1964 EP LONDON RE 10164 (F) I'll Touch A Star / Playing With Fire / Suspicion / Judy
1966 SP MERCURY 72538 (US) . Forbidden / Out Of The Picture
1976 SP ERIC 155 (US) . Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star



Albums

1964 LP 12" CRUSADER CLP-1001 S (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
1974 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

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
07/2003 CD GLOBE 7384 (NL)

SUSPICION! - COLLECTORS 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

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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