R. Dean Taylor
R. Dean Taylor ( born May 11, 1939 in Toronto, Ontario, full name Richard Dean Taylor) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and producer who has worked as one of the few white artists in the 1960s and 70s for Motown Records.
Taylor began his career in the early 1960s in his native Toronto. In 1964 he was hired by Motown, where he worked among others with Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier. As co - producer, he was responsible for the Diana Ross & the Supremes hit " Love Child ", which he had co-written.
In 1967 he wrote the title "Gotta see Jane ", with whom he had his breakthrough as a singer in 1968, but initially only in England. Even more successful he was in 1970, now the Motown label Rare Earth, with "Indiana Wants Me", a number - two hit in the UK and a number 5 in the USA. Also on the second place in England ended in 1974 " There's a Ghost in My House ". He had already recorded and released in 1967 without success then this song. Also in 1974, he reached again the charts with " Window Shopping " ( number 41 in England).
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- Born in 1939