Please see revised post: The Rhythm Orchids / Buddy Knox / Jimmy Bowen
- Don Lanier (guitar)
- Dave Alldred (drums)
- Buddy Knox (Rhythm guitar)
- Jimmy Bowen (Bass).
Buddy Knox passed away 10 years ago but I think the rest are still alive. They recorded in Clovis New Mexico at Norman Petty’s Studio, so they new and interchanged with Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
Jimmy Bowen became a very successful Producer (worked with Sinatra etc) and Recording Executive. They wrote their own music (mainly Buddy Knox) but if I remember correctly out of that early recording session late 56, I think, Party Doll (went to #1) and I’m Sticking with you which Jimmy sang and co-wrote (went to #14).
I bought and still have the original two albums of both Jimmy and Buddy. Buddy did better singing, but Jimmy made his mark in production.
My first trip as an independent teenager took me to New York City in 1957 and I went to the Ed Sullivan Show and Buddy was on it!
Party Doll – Buddy Knox
I’m Stickin’ With You – Jimmy Bowen
Hula Love – Buddy Knox