Ron Holden Biography

7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and gave Holden his phone number. The teenager called Nelson upon his release from jail and Nelson recorded Holden singing his own composition ‘Love You So’. The ballad was issued on Nelson’s Nite Owl label and then sold to the larger Donna label, reaching the US Top 10 in the summer of 1960. An album was released on Donna but further singles on that and other labels did not recapture the flavour of the hit and Holden retired from the music business.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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