Ronnie Dove

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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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 Darin’s 1962 hit ‘Things’. The label soon folded and he returned to Diamond but gained no further chart success, until 1987,...

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