Who was/is Big Dee Irwin ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more
Big Dee Irwin
was born on August 4, 1939, in New York. Five years before his 1963 British Top Ten duet with Little Eva, 'Swinging On A Star' Irwin made the American Top Thirty as the lead singer with the Pastels — Richard Tavers, Anthony Thomas and B. J. Willingham — whose lovely bal-lad, 'Been So Long' was purchased from Mascot by the Chess subsidiary, Argo, in 1957.
As a soul singer, Irwin re-corded prolifically — with discs on Hull, Bliss, 20th Century, Fairmont, Rotate, Redd-Coach, Imperial, etc. — but he is best known as a writer — under his real name, Defosca Ervin —and more recently as a producer for Ripple