Jimmy Holiday Biography (Wikipedia)
Jimmy Holiday (b. July 24, 1934, Sallis, Mississippi, d. February 15,1987, Iowa City) was an American R&B singer and songwriter. He recorded for Everest Records in the 1960s and later moved to the New Orleans label Minit Records. His debut recording "How Can I Forget" reached the top ten on the R&B charts in 1963.
Holiday's best-known composition is "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," co-written with Jackie DeShannon and Randy Myers. In the United States, it was DeShannon's highest-charting hit, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 in August 1969 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts. In late 1969, the song reached #1 on South Africa's hit parade.
Holiday died in 1987 in Iowa City of heart failure. He is survived by three daughters: singer-songwriter and performer Debby Holiday, poet Harmony Holiday, and Sara Holiday.
Jimmy Holiday Tracks