It was the little engine that could. A primitive-sounding, low budget song with a Latin beat titled "Love You So" was released as by Ron Holden & the Thunderbirds on a tiny Seattle, Washington label called Nite Owl Records in 1959, and against all odds it began to get some airplay and eventually made the charts. The tiny Nite Owl label couldn't handle the distribution and the Donna label (part of Del-Fi Records) took the reins in 1960. The song eventually reached the Top 10 and briefly made Holden a star. He tried, in vain, to have a follow-up hit on a myriad of different record labels eventually becoming only a footnote in rock and roll history. Holden was born on this day in 1939. His unique & memorable hit can be heard below. Sadly, it seems no video of Holden performing the song has survived.

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