Ron Haydock (right) in 1962, with film editor Bob Burns and author/historian Jim Harmon.
April 17, 1940
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||August 14, 1977 (aged 37)|
Victorville, California, United States
|Occupation||Writer, musician, actor, film writer|
Haydock's band, Ron Haydock and the Boppers, were heavily influenced by Gene Vincent. 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.
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.
In 1966, Haydock suffered depression, and moved back to Chicago in 1967, where he recorded nearly a dozen acoustic demos. In the late 1970s, he made more novels, but he wasn't acting.
On August 14, 1977, Haydock was struck and killed by a truck while hitchhiking after visiting Steckler in Las Vegas; he was only 37. Coincidentally, his death happened two days before Elvis Presley's.
- Terror in the Snow (1973, never completed) co-starred Edgar Aghassi
- Blood Shack (1971) .... Tim
- Body Fever (1969) .... Fritz, the photographer
- Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966) (as Vin Saxon) .... Lonnie Lord/Rat Pfink
- Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965)
- The Thrill Killers (1964) (as Tim)
As Vin Saxon
- Pagan Urge - 1963 (reissued as God of Lust)
- I Want to Sin - 1964
- Six For Sex - 1964
- 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
- The Flesh Peddlers – 1962
- Artist Biography by Cub Koda (August 13, 1977). "Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.