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Gene Rondo


b. Winston Lara, Might 1943, d. June 1994, Kingston, Jamaica, Western world Indies. Rondo was mixed up in music business in the past due 50s. He inserted the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour where he discovered success along with his partner Satch. By 1960 he documented ‘Like My Small Queenie’ and ‘Press Me’, and in 1962 he still left Jamaica for the united kingdom, where he continuing along with his musical profession. Rondo initially educated as a traditional vocalist, their studies at a college in Hammersmith, London, and executing the classics in Covent Backyard. He done numerous recording periods within a R&B design, including the regional strikes ‘Because You’re Mine’, ‘It’s SURELY GOT TO End up being Mellow’ and ‘Gray Lifestyle’. In 1970 he produced a band known as the Undivided, who performed around the united kingdom and released a pop reggae record for Decca Information, although the insufficient promotion led to an ambiguous collection. Rondo continuing to record being a soloist with Trojan Information, including ‘Sentimental Factors’ and ‘A Fans Issue’. With Magnet Information he documented with Mike Dorane for ‘Valley Of Tears’ and ‘Difficult Wish’. Rondo proved helpful for several UK-based companies, including Clement Bushay (‘You Said YOU LIKE Me’), Dennis Harris (‘Ms Sophistication’), and Count number Shelly (‘I’m INSIDE A Different Globe’). Proving to be always a prolific designer both in the studios and carrying out live, Rondo was asked to accompany Susan Cadogan when she sang ‘Hurts Therefore Good’ together with The Pops. Within the middle-70s Rondo embraced Rastafari along with Bunny Lee documented ‘A Land Much Away’, along with the even more conventional ‘Why YOU ARE DOING That’ and ‘Everything INCREASING Love’. Often thought to be an erratic documenting designer, in 1983 he previously successful with ‘Prisoner In Like’, although his single work is definitely overshadowed by his amazing efforts within the BRAFA task. The Uk Reggae Performers Famine Appeal created an allegiance in 1985, leading to the documenting of ‘Allow’s Make Africa Green Once again’. The many artists that collected for the music included Rondo alongside Dennis Dark brown, Ken Parker, B.B. Seaton, Trevor Walters, Danny Ray, Winston Reedy, Janet Kay, Aswad, as well as the Particular Few. The music was supplied by Undivided Origins, who, it really is stated, developed from Rondo’s unique incarnation in the first 70s. Pursuing his loss of life in 1994, a memorial concert offering Alton Ellis, Prince Lincoln, Justin Hinds, Dennis Alcapone, Owen Grey and Carroll Thompson happened in honour of Rondo.

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Full Name Gene Rondo
Date Of Birth May 28, 1943
Died June 12, 1994, London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
Profession Singer
Music Songs Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, Lovers Question, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, Ramblin' Man, Sentimental Reason, Remember Those Days, Deep Inside, In My Life, Goodnight My Love, Come Back & Finish What You Started, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

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1 Both "House of Horrors" and "Brute Man" were released after Hatton's death. Additionally, Universal did not release "Brute Man" but rather sold the rights to Producer's Releasing Corporation (PRC), ostensibly because they were discontinuing distributing b-films, but with all references to Universal even as producer deleted from all credits and advertising.
2 His autograph is considered highly scarce in the collector's market.
3 He played three different "Creeper" characters. In "Pearl Of Death" he is "The Oxton Creeper", a British mute. In "House Of Horrors" and "Brute Man" he can talk. He is unnamed in "House of Horrors" but in "The Brute Man" he has the character name "Hal Moffet.".
4 Rondo Hatton's appearance has endured far longer than even the best of his films. His likeness was the basis for the villain in The Rocketeer (1991). Also, in recent years, the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, awarded each year for the best in horror research, appreciation and film restoration, uses his name and consists of a statuette based on the mammoth bust of Hatton as the Creeper, seen in Universal's House of Horrors (1946). More information about the "Rondos" can be found at www.rondoaward.com.
5 By all accounts a kind, sensitive man, sources differ on whether he was pragmatic or extremely unhappy at the way Universal exploited his disfigurement; but, as he was under contract, he could do nothing about it.



The Brute Man 1946 Hal Moffat AKA 'The Creeper'
House of Horrors 1946 The Creeper
The Spider Woman Strikes Back 1946 Mario the Monster Man
The Royal Mounted Rides Again 1945 Bull Andrews
The Jungle Captive 1945 Moloch the Brute
The Princess and the Pirate 1944 Gorilla (uncredited)
The Pearl of Death 1944 The Creeper
Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1944 Graves (uncredited)
Sleepy Lagoon 1943 Hunchback (uncredited)
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 Gabe Hart (uncredited)
The Moon and Sixpence 1942 The Leper (uncredited)
Sin Town 1942 Townsman (uncredited)
Tales of Manhattan 1942 Party Guest (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
It Happened in Flatbush 1942 Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
Chad Hanna 1940 Canvasman (uncredited)
Moon Over Burma 1940 Sailor (uncredited)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 Ugly Man (uncredited)
The Big Guy 1939 Convict (uncredited)
Captain Fury 1939 Convict Sitting on Floor (uncredited)
Alexander's Ragtime Band 1938 Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
In Old Chicago 1937 Rondo - Body Guard
Wolves of the Sea 1936 Bar Proprietor (uncredited)
Safe in Hell 1931 Jury Member (uncredited)
Hell Harbor 1930 Dance Hall Bouncer (uncredited)
Uncle Tom's Cabin 1927 Slave (uncredited)

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Gun Cargo 1949 Bouncer
The Black Coin 1936 Stock footage from 'Hell Harbor'

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