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 Ronnie Dyson

Ronnie Dyson

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1990 (aged 40)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Linden, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot 52-18-4 /SD
Memorial ID 28341590 · View Source
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Rhythm and Blues Singer, Actor. He enjoyed both stage and musical success. He was the lead actor in the Broadway production of the musical "Hair," and his initial hit was a song from the off-Broadway musical "Salvation." "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You" was both Top 10 R&B and pop in 1970, and "I Don't Wanna Cry" was also Top 10 R&B that same year. Dyson kept recording for Columbia until 1978, scoring one more hit in 1976 with a very different type of song, "The More You Do It (The More I Like It Done to Me)," a marked departure from the vulnerable, anguished numbers that had characterized his approach in the past. He moved to Cotillion in the 1980s, but didn't have much success there. Dyson also was in the film "Putney Swope." His final recording was "See the Clown" in 1990.

Bio by: W. Arnold Holmes


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: W. Arnold Holmes
  • Added: 17 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28341590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronnie Dyson (5 Jun 1950–10 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28341590, citing Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .