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I got the details from the today's obituary of Thomas Baker Knight jnr [Baker Knight]
who also composed The Wonder of You
He died on 12th October, aged 72.
Baker Knight's life was somewhat marred by bouts of depression and heavy drinking.
The friend who suggested Ricky Nelson was Eddie Cochran.
The obit has a nice little Elvis anecdote:
One night in February, 1970, after performing iat the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley said to his pianist and arranger Glen Hardin, "Do you remember that old song The Wonder of You by Ray Peterson ? I want to do it at the first show tomorrow night."
Even though it was late, Hardin called the composer, Baker Knight, who played him his song and relayed the lyrics.
Hardin worked all night on an arrangement and then Presley performed the song for the first time.
A live recording was issued as a single and it became a major US hit and a UK No.1.
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