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Tymon Dogg

Tymon Dogg

Liverpool-born and London-based Tymon Dogg seemed to be on the verge of stardom in the late-1960s. Preparing to sign with the Beatles' Apple Records, he saw his dreams evaporate when the group disbanded and affairs of the label suspended. Although he signed with the Moody Blues' Threshold label, no recordings were issued. Although he released a pair of late-1960s singles, including The "Bitter Thoughts Of Little Jane", which was later reissued on Nuggets II, Dogg found fame as a soloist evasive. His most satisfying musical experiences came through his friendship with Joe Strummer of the Clash. A busker in the London subways when they met, Dogg taught Strummer, who was still known as John Mellor, to play the ukulele. Strummer repaid the favor, years later, when he asked Dogg to sing on "Lose This Skin", a song included on the Clash's 1980 album, Sandanista.The following year, Dogg and the Clash wrote and played on most tunes of Ellen Foley's album, Spirit Of St. Louis. Reuniting with Strummer in the band, the Mescaleros, Dogg co-wrote all the tunes on the group's 2002 album, Global A Go Go. Dogg also enjoyed a long relationship with Ian Hunter, making valuable contributions to Hunter's solo albums in the 1980s. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi

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