Dick Holler

What do Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Cher, Tori Amos, Marvin Gaye, Lobo, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Harry Belafonte, Bon Jovi, Cliff Richard, Sammy Davis Jr, Andy Williams, Wilson Pickett, The Bellamy Brothers and Bob Dylan all have in common? They have all recorded or performed songs written by Dick Holler. Collectively, Dick's compositions have sold over 35 million records. 

‘Abraham, Martin and John’ which poignantly expressed the sadness of a nation who’d lost its civil rights leaders during the socially and politically termoilous 1960’s, has become an American standard.’ The song originally recorded and performed by Dion, reached number 4 on the Billboard charts in December 1968.

 Snoopy vs. The Red Baron’ was the surprise multi-million selling smash hit of 1966. Only the Beatles 'Nowhere Man' and 'Paperback Writer' entered the Billboard charts at a higher position. Recorded by The Royal Guardsmen, it spent four weeks at number 2 on the Hot 100 singles charts.

Other songs

Crossfire recorded by The Bellamy Brothers (co-written with Jerry Careaga)

The Greatest Song I Ever Heard recorded by Cher / also The New Seekers

Mama Where Will The Love Come From recorded by Glenn Yarbrough

Section C recorded by James and Bobby Purify

The Albatross recorded by Lobo

Cole, Cook and Reading recorded by Wilson Pickett

Never Been A Horse recorded by Petula Clarke

Because of Dick Holler's contribution and influence on early rock n’ roll in southern Louisiana fronting bands and performing with legends such as Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Clanton, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), Bobby Darin, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis – Dick was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007

Nowadays Dick spends most of his time travelling the U.S. and Europe visiting friends. He still writes everyday.

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