- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Quadruple Split (5,6,11,17,39,41,46,51)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
American singer and songwriter who enjoyed a long career in music.
For his pioneering contribution, he was elected to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
His song "Party Doll" went to No.1 on the Cash Box record chart in 1957. This success was followed by "Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep," a No.17 hit, and "Hula Love," a No.9 hit.
His first album on United Artists earned him the nickname by which he would be known for the remainder of his life. The title song of the album, "Gypsy Man", written by Sonny Curtis and featuring Curtis' acoustic guitar work, received airplay on country music radio stations.
Several singles recorded by Knox between 1968 and 1974 were notable for his experimenting with a variety of sounds and styles and, from a creative and critical standpoint, may have been his most productive era. His cover version of James Hendricks' "Glory Train" was a stylistic stretch and featured a gospel-like chorus of backing vocalists.
His cover of the Fleetwoods' "Come Softly to Me" demonstrated a vocal range not heard on his older recordings.
Knox died of lung cancer on 14 February 1999 in Bremerton, Washington.