The photo above of Ronnie Dawson, the so-called blond bomber, seems a little off, something about it. Which, of course, is why I like it. His music is like that too. It's not at all the hiccupy panting type rockabilly. On "Action Packed" he's nineteen, but it sounds like his voice hasn't even cracked. A fair amount of male attitude for someone with that high of a voice. I don't know, maybe he was boy band rockabilly or something. Regardless, I'd be tempted to tie his shoestrings together, if I were the type that does that sort of thing.
Dawson's voice eventually did change, and he continued to play rockabilly, not half bad either judging by "Rockin' Dog", recorded in 1994, and the live clip, "Sucker For a Cheap Guitar", from 1997. Still though, there's one piece that just doesn't sit right. If he was so action packed, how did he find all the time for flat top maintenance?
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Ronnie Dawson - Action Packed mp3 at Rocky 52 1958
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones mp3 at Rocky 52 1959
Ronnie Dawson - Who's Been Here? mp3 at Rocky 52 1961
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Dog mp3 at Rocky 52 1994
Ronnie Dawson - Sucker For a Cheap Guitar at YouTube 1997, Nick Curran on guitar