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Like her older sister Brenda, Los Angeles singer Patrice Holloway signed to Motown in 1963, but despite her actually releasing a Motown record before Brenda, Patrice’s time with the company was extremely short-lived. Aged just 12, and already having a hit record under her belt (the novelty single Do The Del-Viking), Patrice was set for a long career as a Motown singer and also as a songwriter. However, a legal dispute cast doubt on the validity of her contract and prevented Motown from pushing her single or putting any further resources behind her; by the time things were straightened out, the moment had passed and Patrice was allowed to leave.
Her later recording career never lived up to the promise of her early efforts, but she did find fame as the voice of Val in the original Hanna-Barbera series of Josie and the Pussycats. Patrice Holloway passed away in 2006.
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