b. William Brandon, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Bill Brandon started his recording career recording for small local labels such as Tower and Quinvy most notably with his version of the Dan Penn song 'Rainbow Road'.
He later signed up with Sam Dees Moonsong / Piedmont label in the late sixties.
He acted as an in house writer / artist writing such songs as 'Stop This Merry Go Round' (which was a hit for John Edwards) and recording Southern ballads such as 'I'm A Believer Now' and 'Tag, Tag'.
Funky tunes such as 'Stop This Merry Go Round' and 'Let Me Be Your Full Time Groover' (with Lorraine Johnson) along with modern anthems such as 'The Streets Got My Lady' and 'Whatever I Am I'm Yours' were also popular.
On leaving Sam Dees production team he linked up with Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce who wrote and produced his only album for Prelude in 1977 entitled 'Bill Brandon'.
Two singles emerged from the album. 'We Fell In Love While Dancing' became his only hit.
Bill is now said to be running a club in America's South.
Many thanks to Leo Hallin in Stockholm, Sweden, for his help in putting together this information. Thanks Leo.
Bill Brandon (Prelude 1977)
On The Rainbow Road (Soulscape 2007)
Rainbow Road (Tower 6)
Let Me Be Your Full Time Groover (Moonsong 69)
I'm A Believer Now (Moonsong 70)
Whatever I Am, I'm Yours (Moonsong 72)
The Streets Got My Lady (Piedmont 76)
We Fell In Love While Dancing (Prelude 1977)
Self Preservation (Quinvy)