12 Songs, 30 Minutes


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4.0 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings


I grew up in West Texas and have been a fan of Terry forever....
Finally this great album (not just the song "Suspicion" has arrived on itunes)....Thanks!

R. Snowdon

Suspicion/I'll Touch A Star: Terry Stafford

He was a regional artist who charted in '64 with two Top 30 Hits..."Suspicion" and the hard to find follow-up "I'll Touch A Star," once again bringing back memories of AM radio when the scratchy, hollow sounds of recordings sounded great on your car radio and the DJ's were live, not automated.. Windows down and cruisin' through the drive-in! The only problem with CD's from that generation is they sound almost too "pure."



The title song is great. The others are OK. Disapointed that the songs can't be loaded onto iPod.

About 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

Hollis, OK
October 22, 1941



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