Dickey Lee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Tags: rockabilly 60s 50s oldies rock and roll pop male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Richard Lipscombe, 21 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lee was a country singer and composer whose most recorded composition was ‘She Thinks I Still Care’, made famous by George Jones. At high school in Memphis, he sang rock ‘n’ roll and recorded the Elvis Presley -influenced ‘Dreamy Nights’ and ‘Good Lovin’’ with the Collegiates for the local Sun label. When producer Jack Clement left Sun to set up his own studio in Beaumont, Texas, Lee went with him. There he concentrated on pop material, releasing an unsuccessful revival of the 1953 hit tune ‘Oh Mein Papa’, before recording his biggest success, the million-selling ‘Patches’ (1961). Produced by Clement, this lachrymose death-ballad was composed by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber. The follow-up, ‘I Saw Linda Yesterday’, was also a hit but Lee’s later teen-ballads made little impact until another song about a deceased girlfriend,...

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