Kenny Nolan

Writer/Artist

Kenny Nolan has had a very successful career spanning three decades, as a songwriter and writer/artist who has created hits in many genres. Nolan, who lives in Calabasas, CA (near Los Angeles), has enjoyed hit success in the pop, R&B, country, disco and AC fields. Among his biggest hits are: ‘Lady Marmalade’ (originally a #1 hit by LaBelle, then recently a #1 worldwide cover hit by Christina, Mya, Pink & Lil’ Kim for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack); ‘My Eyes Adored You’ (#1 for Frankie Valli); ‘Masterpiece’ (#1 for Atlantic Starr), ‘Get Dancing’ (Disco Tex); and ‘Penny For Your Thoughts’ (Tavares).

Nolan has also written two major hits and released them as a solo artist, which led to his winning the Billboard magazine Pop New Vocalist Award in 1977. His ‘I Like Dreaming’ reached #3 on the Billboard singles chart in 1976, and stayed in the Top 40 for a 20-week run. His second hit was ‘Love’s Grown Deep,’ which reached the Top 20 the following year. In addition, Nolan has written such hits as: ‘Shoot ‘Em Up Movies’ (the Deele featuring Babyface); ‘Swing Your Daddy’ (Jimmy Gilstrap); ‘But Love Me’ (Janie Fricke); ‘Ride A Wild Horse'(Dee Clark); ‘Hey There Little Firefly’ (Firefly); ‘Lonely Together’ (Barry Manilow); ‘Bullseye’ (Lakeside), ‘Take Your Mama For A Ride’ (Lulu), ‘Highwire’ and ‘Dial L For The Love Squad’ (Linda Carr & the Love Squad), . Nolan has also had about 15 Top 10 hits in Europe.

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