Personalities | Brenda Holloway | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1946)

Motown’s first West Coast signing (in 1963), charted with ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’ and supported The Beatles on their 1965 US tour. Deeply religious, she retired in 1968, overlooked at Motown and concerned about pop’s hedonism. UK northern soul fans never forgot her rich, sensuous voice, and from 1987 she recorded new material in the genre in Britain (collected in 2004’s My Love Is Your Love), and in 1999 an album of more contemporary songs.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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