Tim Dawe

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... read moreHad he recorded his best-known tune, "Junkie John," a few months earlier, Tim Dawe (real name: Jerry Penrod) might have been a star. A catchy, psychedelic folk-rock tune, it had begun getting radio airplay when the FCC began to crack down on drug-oriented recordings. Stations stopped playing the...

Key songs

Nothing At All
Tim Dawe
4:31
Little Boy Blue
Tim Dawe
2:30
Scarlet Women
Tim Dawe
2:29
Nite Train Home
Tim Dawe
3:25
Junkie John
Tim Dawe
7:32

Key albums

Penrod
Penrod
2009

Biography

Active: 1970s

Had he recorded his best-known tune, "Junkie John," a few months earlier, Tim Dawe (real name: Jerry Penrod) might have been a star. A catchy, psychedelic folk-rock tune, it had begun getting radio airplay when the FCC began to crack down on drug-oriented recordings. Stations stopped playing the single, while Dawe faded quickly into obscurity. An early member of Iron Butterfly, Dawe was managed by Frank Zappa's manager, Herb Greene. His debut album, Penrod, released on Zappa's label, Straight-Warner Bros., in November 1969, was produced by one-time Lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester. Zappa served as executive producer. Dawe had a long relationship with San Francisco band It's a Beautiful Day. The group recorded his tune "Places of Dreams and Wine" on its Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime album in 1991, while ex- It's a Beautiful Day bass player Mitchell Holman produced his 1976 "comeback" album, Timothy and Ms. Pickens with Natural Act. Dawe also produced a multi-artist compilation of live folk and blues performances, A Night at the Wine Cellar, in 1979. ~ Craig Harris~ Rovi

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