April 17, 1940|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||August 14, 1977
Victorville, California, United States
|Occupation||Writer, musician, actor|
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 pseudonyms—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.
Haydock's life came to an end on August 14, 1977, when he was struck by a truck while hitchhiking after visiting Steckler in Las Vegas. Ironically, his death came two days before Presley's. Norton Records' Miriam Linna has written extensively about Haydock for liner notes, magazine articles and the book Sin-A-Rama (2004).
- 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)
- 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.