Dickey Lee has had a number of distinct periods in his career. During the 1970s and early 1980s he placed 29 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Country Charts. He is probably best remembered for his 1960s pop hits of teen angst and death, “Patches” and “Laurie.” What many people forget is that he began his career as a rock and roller with the Sun label.
“Patches” reached the American top 10 in mid-1962. His follow-up hit was a return to his rock sound. “I Saw Linda Yesterday” was released during December of 1962 and reached number 14 on the BILLBOARD Pop Chart.
I have always liked his rockabilly style. “More Or Less” and “Party Doll” were the B sides of “Patches” and “Laurie” and were nice rockers in their own right.
Now in his mid-70s, he is still active as a songwriter and performer.