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Edward "Eddie" Holland, Jr. (Detroit (Michigan)October 30, 1939) is an American singer, songwriter and producer. He is the older brother of Brian Holland.


[hide]*1 Holland-Dozier-Holland


Together with his brother and Lamont Dozier made in the world famous Eddie, Motown songwriters under contract at standing team Holland-Dozier-Holland. The trio wrote many hits for the record company with number as "Reflections" and "In And Out Of Love" for The Supremes, "Nowhere To Run" and "I'm Ready For Love" for Martha and The Vandellas, "(Come ' Round Here) I'm The One You Need" and "Mickey's Monkey" for The Miracles and "Shake Me, Wake Me (When it's Over)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops. They have also written for other Motownartiesten as The MarvelettesThe Isley Brothers andMarvin Gaye. Eddie was the lyricist of the team.

Cooperation with Norman Whitfield[Edit]Edit

In addition to his contribution that he made in the songs written by H-D-H, Eddie Holland also wrote songs together with Norman Whitfield. Together they wrote songs like "beauty's Only Skin Deep" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" for The Temptations and "Too Many Fish In The Sea" for The Marvelettes. When Eddie Holland Motown in 1967 together with his brother and Lamont Dozier left because of a row over the contract, he stopped also with working with Norman Whitfield. Whitfield then used as replacement Barrett Strong, the one who the first Motown hit scored.

Solo Career[Edit]Edit

Eddie Holland wrote not only tracks, he sang them in during his own singing career. That began in 1958 at Mercury and then he left for United Artists. At his first employer as a songwriter, Motown, he obtained his first hit as a singer, "Jamie". Another song of his, "Just Ain't Enough Love" was later covered by The Isley Brothers. Holland ended his singing career in 1964, again because he had a boards fear.

Gecharte numbers[Edit]Edit

  • Jamie (1961; R & b: # 6 US: # 30)
  • Leaving Here (1964; R & b: # 27, US: # 76)
  • Just Ain't Enough Love (1964; R & b: # 31, US: # 54)
  • Candy To Me (1964; R & b: # 29, US: # 58)

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