Ronnie Dove (b. September 7, 1935, Herndon, Virginia) is an American pop and country musician. Born in Herndon, VA, Ronnie began his singing career in the clubs of Baltimore. He formed a group, The Belltones, and they played Baltimore and the East Coast for four years. In 1959, they recorded their debut single "Lover Boy" as well as a cover of the Buddy Knox hit "Party Doll" before Ronnie went solo with Diamond Records. His first solo single, "Sweeter Than Sugar" appeared in 1964 to no fanfare. Later that year "Say You" was released and earned Ronnie his first chart record. The next single, a cover of Wanda Jackson's "Right Or Wrong," put him into the Top 20. In 1965 he had 5 chart singles and after just three albums Diamond Records released a "best of" collection. More hits came in 1966 and 1967 including "My Babe", "Cry", "Happy Summer Days" and more. He signed a new deal with Decca Records in 1971 and pointed his career in a more country oriented direction.
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