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Brian Holland

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Instruments  Vocals
Role  Songwriter
Years active  1960s–present
Siblings  Eddie Holland
Name  Brian Holland

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Born  February 15, 1941 (age 74) Detroit, Michigan United States (1941-02-15)
Occupation(s)  Producer, arranger, singer
Labels  Motown, Invictus, Hallmark Records
Albums  Live from Buenos Aires, Three's Company, The Lion Tamer
Genres  Rhythm and blues, Funk, Soul music
Similar People  Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Freddie Gorman, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Berry Gordy

Associated acts  Holland–Dozier–Holland
Music group  Holland-Dozier-Holland

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Brian Holland (born February 15, 1941) is an American songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown sound and numerous hit records by artists such as Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers. Holland, along with Lamont Dozier, served as the team's musical arranger and producer. He has written or co-written 145 hits in US and 78 in the UK.


Holland was born in Detroit, Michigan. For a short time, he partnered with Robert Bateman, and together they were known as "Brianbert", collaborating on such hits as "Please Mr. Postman" for The Marvelettes.

Holland has also had an on-and-off career as a performer. He released a solo single in 1958 under the name of "Briant Holland". He and longtime friend and future songwriting partner Freddie Gorman were in a short-lived group called the Fidalatones, and he was later (1960–62) a member of the Motown recording act The Satintones as well as being a member of the Rayber Voices, a quartet that backed up several early Motown recording acts. He partnered with Lamont Dozier under the name "Holland–Dozier", releasing a lone single for Motown in 1963, then was inactive for a number of years, and was then revived in the early and mid-1970s, scoring a number of medium-sized R&B hits. Holland resumed his solo recording career in 1974, hitting the charts as a solo artist in '74 and '75.

Holland also composed songs for the First Wives Club musical.

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Stop! In the Name of Love
Don't Leave Me Starvin' for Your Love
Lady By Day
Pickles and Peppers
I'm so Glad We Had This Time Together
Cryin' for the Carolines
Swanee River Boogie
Frog Legs Rag
I'm So Glad
Stompin' em Down
Sleepy Hollow Rag
Efficiency Rag
Lion Tamer Rag
St Louis Rag
St Louis Blues Boogie
Carmen Boogie
Steeplechase Rag
Spanish Autumn
Kitten on the Keys
Spebsqsa Stomp
Super Woman
Ragtime Dance
Peacherine Rag
Why Can't We Be Lovers
For the Good Times
Palm Leaf Rag
Maple Leaf Rag
Three's Company
Let’s Get Together
What a Wonderful World
We Three Kings


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