Songwriter of Put A Little Love In Your Heart as covered by Annie and Al Green
b. 24 July 1934, Durant, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 February 1987. This versatile singer first came to prominence in 1963 with the self-penned "How Can I Forget?" which was covered at the same time by Ben E. King. Holiday later joined the Minit label where he made several excellent recordings, ranging from the "Memphis"-influenced R&B of "You Won't Get Away" to the urban soul of "I'm Gonna Move To The City". His biggest hit on Minit was "Baby I Love You" (1966), a bigger hit for Little Milton in 1970. Holiday also recorded with former Raelette Clydie King, and later pursued a career as a songwriter on his departure from the label. A partnership with Randy Myers and Jackie DeShannon produced several excellent compositions, including the much-covered "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", recorded successfully in 1989 by Al Green and Annie Lennox. Holiday died of heart failure in 1987.