Ron Haydock

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Ron Haydock
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Following a 1962 screening of Don Glut's films at CBS (Hollywood), Glut took this photo of film editor Bob Burns, author-historian Jim Harmon and musician Ron Haydock
Born (1940-04-17)April 17, 1940
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died August 14, 1977(1977-08-14) (aged 37)
Victorville, California, United States
Occupation Writer, musician, actor

Ron Haydock (April 17, 1940, Chicago, Illinois – August 14, 1977, Victorville, California) was an American actor, screenwriter, novelist and rock musician.[1]

His band, Ron Haydock & the Boppers, was sometimes compared to Elvis Presley. Their August 1959, debut release was "99 Chicks"/"Be-Bop-A Jean." These tunes and 26 other tracks were reissued by Norton Records on the 1996 CD 99 Chicks, which had a vinyl release in 2005.

In the Hollywood B-movie industry, Haydock was an actor and screenwriter, working with director Ray Dennis Steckler, and he also worked as a magazine editor. Haydock used a variety of pseudonymsArnold Hayes, Lonnie Lord, Vin Saxon, Don Sheppard and Jerry Lee Vincent. As Vin Saxon, he was the author of adult fiction paperbacks during the 1960s and 1970s. As Arnold Hayes, he wrote graphic stories for Warren Publishing. Haydock was allegedly responsible for discovering actor Edgar Aghassi and setting him on a career in cult horror films.

Haydock's life came to an end in 1977, when he was struck by a truck while hitchhiking after visiting Steckler in Las Vegas. Norton Records' Miriam Linna has written extensively about Haydock for liner notes, magazine articles and the book Sin-A-Rama (2004).

On August 14, 1977, he was struck and killed while hitchhiking near Victorville.

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

As Vin Saxon[edit]

"Pagan Urge" coverart (modified to remove further innuendo)
  • Pagan Urge – 1963 (reissued as God of Lust)
  • Ape Rape – 1964 (reissued in 1967 as Caged Lust)
  • Erotic Executives – 1964
  • Perverted Lust – 1964
  • Unnatural Desires – 1965
  • Whisper of Silk – 1966
  • Sex-a-Reenos – 1966
  • Pagan Lesbians – 1966
  • Animal Lust – 1969

As Don Sheppard[edit]

  • The Flesh Peddlers – 1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artist Biography by Cub Koda (August 13, 1977). "Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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