b. Dooley Silverspoon, 31st October 1946, Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Dooley Silverspoon was born in Lancaster, South Carolina on Halloween 1946, one of four children.
He started his professional career at the age of 6 in gospel music taking inspiration from such artistes as The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, the Gospelaires and Clarence Fountain.
By the time he was 13 he came to New York on tour which then became his home.
In 1972 Dooley made his first record for the Phillybased R & B label North Bay Records.
At that time he was in fact known as Little Dooley.
The single was called '(It's Got To Be) Now Or Never' and was produced by Bobby Martin.
Shortly afterwards Dooley met up with his manager, writer and producer, Sonny Casella and they released a follow up single.
In Dooley's own words, 'it made a little noise, opened the door. You really need that.'
Under The Influence Of S.O.N.N.Y. (Sound Of New New York) (Seville Records 1975)