|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||rock and roll oldies rock n roll pop soul 50s sixties all red bird us60|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 You Dont Know What Youve Got (Until You Lose It). He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two years later. Building a reputation for a singing voice uncannily similar to that of Elvis Presley, Donner chose a Presley album track, Girl Of My Best Friend, for his attempt to breakthrough. After recording it in Florida, Donner leased the track to Gone Records and it ultimately climbed to number 19 in the US charts. His second single was his only Top 10 hit (number 25 in the UK) and Donner subsequently placed three other singles in the US chart, with Shes Everything (I Wanted You To Be) the most successful at number 18. His debut, Takin Care Of Business, was...