Ronnie Bond

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Ronnie Bond
Birth name Ronald James Bullis
Born (1940-05-04)4 May 1940
Andover, Hampshire, England
Died 13 November 1992(1992-11-13) (aged 52)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Genres Pop, rock
Years active 1960s–1992
Labels Mercury Records
Associated acts The Troggs

Ronnie Bond (born Ronald James Bullis, 4 May 1940 – 13 November 1992)[1] was an English drummer, who had a solo hit single called "It's Written on Your Body", released on Mercury Records. It entered the UK Singles Chart on May 31, 1980. It remained in the charts for five weeks, reaching no. 52.[2]

Bond also had a minor hit with 'Don't be a Dummy', composed for the US jeans company 'Lee Cooper' in 1979. The song was sung by Gary Numan, when he was still the lead singer of Tubeway Army.[3]

He was born in Andover, Hampshire, England. Bond was the original drummer with the 1960s band The Troggs, whose hits included "Wild Thing", (UK no. 2; US no. 1); "With a Girl Like You", (UK no. 1; US no. 29) and "I Can't Control Myself", (UK no. 2; US top 50), all in 1966, and "Love is All Around" (UK no. 5; US no. 7) in 1967 (1968 in the US). The Troggs also had several smaller hits, including "Any Way That You Want Me", a UK no. 8 in January 1967, and "Night of the Long Grass" and "Give It to Me", both UK top 20 hits during 1967.

Bond died on 13 November 1992 in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, England, aged 52.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed 4 May 2012
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 69. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ https://secondhandsongs.com/work/132394/all
  4. ^ Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8