Born: July 24
Instrument: Vocal Pat Holley began her career as a singer/pianist in the early ‘70s at Danny’s Hideaway in Queens. She continued her career as a full-time singer/pianist and songwriter until she retired from an extended engagement at the then Hotel Manhattan’s Playbill Room. Several years later, she resumed her singing career and continued until 1986, when she then concentrated on more songwriting and arranging for a variety of popular artists.
During her singing engagements in the early 70’s, she wrote songs for five commercial recordings, three of which were re- released in 1999 by Universal and MCA Records, including the first song recorded by singer Stephanie Mills (“The Wiz”) I Knew It Was Love. ...