Bill Millar, History of Rock, The, 1982
TEX-MEX, A PHRASE commonly used to describe the rocknroll of such artists as Buddy Holly and Buddy Knox, has nothing whatever to do with Mexican music. Rather its a contraction to Texas, where Holly and Knox were born, and New Mexico, where both recorded their million-selling chart-toppers in 1957. The similarities between the two artists are strong and, although Hollys influence has been the more important, Knox enjoyed as many hits during Hollys lifetime.
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