|Born||June 21, 1946|
|Origin||Atascadero, California, U.S.|
|Years active||1964 – present|
|Associated acts||Mary Wells, Patrice Holloway|
Brenda Holloway (born June 21, 1946) is an African-American singer and songwriter best known for her period as a recording artist for the Motown label during the 1960s. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Atascadero is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about Equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. Motorcity Records is a British record label formed by producer Ian Levine in 1989. Mary Esther Wells ( May 13, 1943 &ndash July 26, 1992) was an American singer who sung a repertoire that included R&B Patrice Holloway ( March 23, 1951 - October 1, 2006) was an African-American soul and pop Singer. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
Her best known hits from her Motown days were the soul ballad "Every Little Bit Hurts" (which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, and was the title track of her first album that year), "When I'm Gone" (#12 R&B #25 in 1965), and "You've Made Me So Very Happy", which she co-wrote with her sister Patrice Holloway (which reached only #39 in 1967, but in 1969 it was a major No. Patrice Holloway ( March 23, 1951 - October 1, 2006) was an African-American soul and pop Singer. 2 hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears). Blood Sweat & Tears (also known as " BS&T " is an American music group originally formed in 1967 in New York City. She also had R&B hits with "I'll Always Love You," (#60 Pop) "Operator" (#36 R&B), and "Just Look What You've Done", (21 R&B, 69 Pop).
Holloway did not fit the Motown mold well and some of her Motown recordings, especially the Smokey Robinson songs (When I'm Gone, Operator) were origninally recorded by Mary Wells before she left the label in 1964. Mary Esther Wells ( May 13, 1943 &ndash July 26, 1992) was an American singer who sung a repertoire that included R&B She lived in Los Angeles, not Detroit, she had a grittier edge than the typical polished Motown performer, and she wrote songs as well as sang them, which was unprecedented for a female Motown artist. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Motown held up the release of her second album, The Artistry of Brenda Holloway, until 1968. Holloway felt she was not being treated well by Motown, and did not like the general moral trends developing in the music industry, so she retired from the business later that year. She then married a minister and raised three daughters. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs
Brenda Holloway inspired many Pop artists, including The Beatles who asked her to perform as the opening act on their 1965 tour of the U. S. She along with Mary Wells and Jackie DeShannon were the only females to open for them.
Many critics feel in retrospect that Holloway was a "lost" Motown artist whose full abilities were never realized; Mary Wilson is among those pushing to have her music remembered. Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944) is an American Singer best known as a member of the Motown soul and pop Although Motown (in the U. S. ) only released 12 of her songs on its 20th Century Masters collection, the British version of the company Tamla-Motown released an anthology of her music in 2005 containing 35 previously unreleased selections.
Both Holloway sisters worked as prominent background vocalists during the 1960s, in addition to their solo recording careers. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 They both backed Joe Cocker and the Grease Band on the 1968 cover version of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends", later the theme song to the 1980s television series The Wonder Years. Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944 is an English rock / Blues Singer who came to popularity in the 1960s and is most known for his gritty The Grease Band was a rock band that evolved out of Joe Cocker 's backing band Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 " With a Little Help from My Friends " (originally titled A Little Help from My Friends) is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
In 1980, Brenda Holloway returned to record a gospel album. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Gospel music is Music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life as well as (in terms of the varying music styles to In 1988 Holloway went to the United Kingdom to participate in Ian Levine's giant Motorcity project, recording a duet with Jimmy Ruffin and completing the album All It Takes in 1990. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ian Levine is an English Songwriter, producer, and DJ. He is also a well-known (and often controversial fan of the long-running television Motorcity Records is a British record label formed by producer Ian Levine in 1989. Jimmy Ruffin (born May 7, 1939 in Collinsville Mississippi) is an American soul Singer and older brother of Beginning in 1995 she returned to live performing and continues to be active. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 She recorded 30 cover version of Northern soul classics with Ian Levine in 1997 which were released in 2003, and she also sang background on Barry White's final album, "Staying Power" (1999). Northern soul is a type of mid-tempo and uptempo heavy-beat Soul music (of mainly African American origin that was popularized in Northern England from Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, &ndash) was an American Record producer, Songwriter and Singer. She appeared on the PBS Special, Motown: The Early Years, singing a medley of Every Little Bit Hurts and Marvin Gaye's Distant Lover, but, typically, her performance, as well as that of Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes was not included in the commemorative DVD of the event. Marvin Pentz Gay Jr, known as Marvin Gaye ( April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American Singer-songwriter The Marvelettes were an American singing Girl group on the Motown label The Marvelettes were an American singing Girl group on the Motown label