9 September 1940, Herndon, Virginia, USA. Dove intended to follow his father and be a policeman, but he somehow was sidetracked. Between 1964 and 1966, after first singing in a rock group at high school, he was a very successful pop singer. Recording for Diamond, he had six Top 20 hits out of the 11 songs that he charted. They included Cry and Right Or Wrong. In the early 70s, recording for Decca Records, he gained two Top 70 country chart hits Kiss The Hurt Away and Lilacs In Winter. A 1973 MCA album was described by a noted UK reviewer, as very average, unoriginal, string sodden and a boring example of the Nashville conveyor belt at its worst. In 1975, he recorded for Melodyland, the country subsidiary of Motown Records, gaining a Top 25, with his version of Bobby Darins 1962 hit Things. The label soon folded and he returned to Diamond but gained no further chart success, until 1987, when he had Top 80 hits with Heart and Rise And Shine. He was noted for his work for charities, including the mentally handicapped. Since the late 80s, his name has been absent from either pop or country charts.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.