Ron Haydock

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Ron Haydock
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Ron Haydock (right) in 1962, with film editor Bob Burns and author/historian Jim Harmon.
Born Ronald Haydock
(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, film writer

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

Career[edit]

Haydock's band, Ron Haydock and the Boppers, were heavily influenced by (and sometimes compared to){{by whom?} Elvis Presley. In August 1959, Cha Cha Records released their debut single, "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. He and his group also recorded just as The Boppers.

In the Hollywood B-movie industry, Haydock was an actor and screenwriter, working with director Ray Dennis Steckler. He also worked as a magazine editor. Haydock used a variety of pseudonyms, including Arnold 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.

On August 14, 1977, Haydock was struck and killed by a truck while hitchhiking after visiting Steckler in Las Vegas; he was only 37.

Norton Records' Miriam Linna has written extensively about Haydock for liner notes, magazine articles and the book Sin-A-Rama (2004).[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

As Vin Saxon[edit]

"Pagan Urge" cover art (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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