Pop-country singer Dickey Lee was one of a number of performers from around the late 1950s-early1960s who specialized in teenage death songs which were in vogue back then. His best known songs include "Patches" (1962), "I Saw Linda Yesterday" (1963), and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)" (1965). Dickey Lee later went country and had a string of Country charts hits from 1971-1982.
The song(s) featured on this page are on:
- Hard To Find 45s On CD: Vol. 2: 1961-64 (VA)
- Hard to Find 45s on CD, Vol. 6: More 60's Classics (VA)
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- I Saw Linda Yesterday 1962
- Laurie (Strange Things Happen) 1965
(This song is known as "the sweater song" on this website because people remember the sweater in the song's lyrics but cannot remember the title or artist.)
- Patches 1962
(This teenage death song, written by Barry Mann and Larry Kobler, is about two teenagers of different social classes whose parents forbid their love. The girl drowns herself in a river and the boy joins her.)
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