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Terry Stafford

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. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Terry was known to me as Toby (Escabar) my Cousin my Dads oldest nephew... I still miss him coming to the house as a kid, playing his guitar saying he was going to be a star & sing for a living... What my dad thought of that star stuff he never told me but I knew he loved Toby like a son... Goodness I thought he was so handsome ( for a cousin of course )... I'll Love & Miss You
Forever, Cousin Joline ( Little Red )
jerrydouglas 4
Terry & I were roommates in 1964,and then one day he was gone.we lived in Whittier, Ca.
larryj1945
why is there no picture of stafford? great song though.
vanbegay_06
love this song by Terry Stafford....
joekeating
To me, he was an Elvis wannabe. But, heck, he is one of the best impersonator s I've ever heard. Sounds just like him, and I've heard alot, as I am sure you have! Peace baby!

jamesgwilkin s
Born to William Nathan Stafford and Juanita J. Stafford in Hollis, Oklahoma, Stafford grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated from Palo Duro High School in Amarillo in 1960. After high school he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in music.<2& g t ; & l t ; 3 & g t ;

The song "Suspicion", which was released on the Crusader record label and which had previously been recorded by Elvis Presley, made it to number 3 in the U.S. and number 31 in the UK Singles Chart.<1& g t ; "Suspicion," w
llcav1
the reason is because it is elvis he wanted to see if a song good still be a hit without his name
garyguttman4
hes far enough away from elvis in his sound to be more than a sound alike.shame he wasn't given a chance
I wonder why there is nothing written about Staford to go with his music? Is there anything known about him?
I love this artist,, such a voice
aschvetahata
Yes, just like another commenter, it is easy to confuse him with Elvis.
Some of the Stafford/Pre s l e y confusion might be caused by the fact Elvis recorded Suspicion before Stafford did but it wasn't as successful. Does anyone remember any of Stafford's other recordings ("I'll touch a Star", "Amarillo by Morning")?
Thought it was Elvis the first time i heard it.
Elvis is the one and only. However, I have always had to admit that on Suspicion, Terry Stafford struck lightning in a bottle and pulled the "rabbit out of the hat."
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