Ray Peterson, the American singer of the worldwide hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” passed away at the age of 65. He died after a struggle with cancer in his house in Nashville. Peterson was barely 18 when he entered the Billboard Top-30 with his version of “The Wonder Of You”, written by Perry Como and Baker Knight. Elvis performed the songs many times over. His version of February 19th 1970 (International Hotel) sold over 2 million copies that year, and had a 12 week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, reaching a height of Nr. 9. The song was number one in the UK for six consecutive weeks. It was Elvis’s first live single release ever. The arrangements were written out by Glen D. Hardin.