Berry Gordy was allowed to change a few notes on the musical composition, giving him a songwriting credit together with the record's producer, Frank Wilson. Brenda Holloway recorded for Holland, Dozier and Holland's labels Invictus and Music Merchant in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the late ’60s and early ’70s she recorded for Invictus and Music Merchant, labels owned by Holland, Dozier, and Holland, who had their own well-documented problems with Gordy. 69 on the pop chart and no. | At the age of 14, Brenda began working on demonstration records and singing backup for Los Angeles-based R&Bacts, and … , Motown then issued her version of a song that had originally been recorded by Wells, "Operator". 60 on the pop chart. Bill Dana, Vino Venito, The West Point Glee Club, Brenda Holloway & John Andrea: The Debut of "THE NEW AMERICAN BANDSTAND 1965", The Supremes, Connie Stevens, Johnny Tillotson, Brenda Holloway. 21 on the R&B chart. In 2005, she appeared on the PBS concert TV special, My Music: Salute to Early Motown. They have four children.  In 1999, she released the album It's A Woman's World for the Volt label. Several of Holloway's classic recordings, including "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When I'm Gone" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" were covered by a variety of acts over the years. However, many collectors of rare Motown, have somehow manage to grasp ahold of many of her never released material. According to one biographical article,. Gordy was impressed by Holloway's looks, and subsequently by her vocal power, and opted to sign her to Motown. She also recorded duets with Hal Davis for the Minasa and Snap labels, and worked with other local recording artists. Motown owner and founder, Berry Gordy, Jr. vaulted practically all of her songs. Holloway did come back however. Holloway's first recording was "Every Little Bit Hurts", a song she had recorded two years earlier while working as a session musician. In 1969 she married a preacher by the name of Albert Davis and the couple had four children. Brenda's sister is the singer Patrice Holloway. , Holloway continues to perform as of 2012. She left Motown after four years, at the age of 22, and largely retired from the music industry until the 1990s, after her recordings had become popular on the British "Northern soul" scene. Later in 1964, Holloway won a spot on Dick Clark's "Caravan of Stars" tour on the condition that then-struggling Motown girl group The Supremes join them. , In 1999 Brenda Holloway was honored with the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's prestigious Pioneer Award.. 2 on the US pop chart that year. She has been married to Albert Davis since 1969. They have four children.  In 1980, Holloway released a gospel album for Birthright Records, Brand New!, that went unnoticed. In 2003, Vivian Green played Holloway in a cameo appearance on the TV show, American Dreams, where she sang "Every Little Bit Hurts," and, in 2005, Alicia Keys famously covered "Every Little Bit Hurts" for her Unplugged special.  Later in 1967, the label finally issued a Holloway composition, "You've Made Me So Very Happy", which she co-wrote with her sister Patrice. Publicity Listings Official Sites. 59 songs, including 3 live performances at Detroit's famous 20 Grand, 2 duets (one with her sister, other with her sister accompaning Frank Wilson), and a "Shindig!" Motown issued Holloway's debut album, Every Little Bit Hurts, and released the modestly successful ballad, "I'll Always Love You", which reached no. Brenda took up violin, flute and piano and sang in her church choir, as well as developing a love of classical music. In 1948, she and her infant brother, Wade, Jr., moved with their parents to the Watts section of Los Angeles where her sister, Patrice, was born in 1951. Explora las ediciones de Brenda Holloway en Discogs. , In 1962, she made her recording debut with the single, "Hey Fool", released on the small Donna record label. Holloway was one of the few Motown artists not to attend the label's grooming school and was sometimes chastised by some of Motown's staff, including Gordy and Robinson, for performing and dressing "too much like Tina Turner". Within a few years, an anthology of all Brenda Holloway's material will probably surface on a 3 boxed CD set. This led to Holloway's third top forty pop single, with the song reaching no.  At the age of 14, Brenda began working on demonstration records and singing backup for Los Angeles-based R&B acts, and with the young Patrice. Holloway was 17 at the time, and was Motown's first West Coast signing.  After graduating from Jordan High School, she also studied music at Compton Community College. During the tour, the Supremes' star rose following the release of "Where Did Our Love Go".  In 1948, she and her infant brother, Wade, Jr., moved with their parents to the Watts section of Los Angeles where her sister, Patrice, was born in 1951.  After several unhappy years, she and Albert Davis divorced in the mid-1980s. Brenda Holloway was born on June 21, 1946 in Atascadero, California, USA. They have four children. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro » Brenda Holloway was born on June 21, 1946 in Atascadero, California, USA.  Unlike Wells and Jackie DeShannon, who also opened for The Beatles, Holloway's performances as an opening act were taped and recorded when The Beatles held their landmark Shea Stadium show on August 15 of that year.  However, she gained an opening spot on The Beatles' US tour later in 1965, a repeat of the group having Mary Wells open for them on their UK tour earlier that year. Explore releases from Brenda Holloway at Discogs. Is still an avid performer...and appears for hire at events.  A follow-up album, to have been called Hurtin' and Cryin', was scrapped by the label, and Holloway began to consider that she was being disregarded by the company, perhaps in part because she was not based in Detroit. Brenda took up violin, flute and piano and sang in her church choir, as well as developing a love of classical music. Released in April 1964, three months before Holloway's eighteenth birthday, the song peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, winning her a spot on Motown's Motortown Revue. She made no solo recordings whatsoever … This time, Holloway recorded the song in Detroit. , Her second album, The Artistry of Brenda Holloway, was released in 1968. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration.  She also spoke at schools, and at UCLA in 1993. Holloway was reluctant to record the song, and later said she was upset during the sessions; several takes were recorded before producers felt that Holloway had hit her mark. present) ( 4 children). , However, Holloway only returned to a performing career after the death of her old Motown friend Mary Wells in 1992, when she restarted performing in the Los Angeles area and in Britain, often in tandem with Brenton Wood, and on one occasion with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Her records remained popular on Britain's Northern soul club circuit, and many tracks were reissued on compilation CDs. The latter, which she co-wrote, was later widely popularized when it became a Top Ten hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears.