Ray T. Peterson (April 23, 1935 – January 25, 2005) was an American pop music singer. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 41 - After a night of negotiation Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure
Ray Peterson was born in Denton, Texas on April 23, 1935. Denton is the County seat of Denton County, Texas in the United States. As a boy he had to overcome polio. Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an acute viral Infectious disease spread from person to person primarily via Blessed with a 4. 5-octave singing voice, he embedded his voice to become the Golden Voice of Rock and Roll. Peterson moved to Los Angeles, California where he was signed by RCA Victor Records in 1957. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. He recorded several songs that were minor hits until "The Wonder of You" made it into the Billboard Top Thirty list (June 15, 1959). " The Wonder of You " is a Song written by Baker Knight. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry The song would later be recorded by Elvis Presley with whom he became close friends.
In 1960, Peterson created his own label with his manager Stan Shulman, Dunes Records, enlisting the help of producer Phil Spector. Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter.  Peterson scored a Top 10 hit with "Tell Laura I Love Her" , and followed that success with "Corrina, Corrina"  and "I Could Have Loved You So Well. Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time " Tell Laura I Love Her," a Teenage tragedy song written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh, was an American Top Ten Popular " Corrine Corrina " is a 12 bar country blues song in the AAB form " His last charting hit was "Missing You" . By the mid-1960s he had become something of a phenomenon on the west coast of the United States, appearing live in numerous rock concerts with Paul McCartney lookalike, Keith Allison. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer,
His performances at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, produced by Fred Vail, beginning in 1963 helped fuel a revival of "The Wonder of You" as well as launch his new relationship with MGM Records, an alliance that produced two albums, "The Very Best of Ray Peterson" featuring most of the Dunes singles, and "The Other Side of Ray Peterson", which included many of his nightclub songs. Fred Vail was the 14th head College football coachfor the University of Richmond Spiders located in Richmond Virginia and he held that position for the " The Wonder of You " is a Song written by Baker Knight. MGM Records was a Record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film studio in 1946 Long play (LP record albums are 33⅓  Rpm vinyl Gramophone records (phonograph records generally either 10- or 12- Inches in diameter A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee and by the 1970s when the hit records stopped coming, Peterson became a Baptist Church minister and occasionally played the oldies music circuit. Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a Radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s (about 1955-1977
Ray Peterson died of cancer in 2005 in Smyrna, Tennessee and was interred in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Murfreesboro is a city in and the County seat of Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States.
|1959||"Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)"||#64||-||RCA Victor|
|1959||"The Wonder of You"||#25||-||RCA Victor|
|1960||"Tell Laura I Love Her"||#7||-||RCA Victor|
|1964||"The Wonder of You"||#70||--||Dunes|