Saturday, April 16, 2011

David Soul: Don't Give Up On Us Baby (1977)

On this date in 1977, David Soul hit #1 with "Don't Give Up On Us Baby"....

Born David Solberg in 1973,  his mother was a teacher and his father was a Lutheran minister and Professor of History and Political Science.  At the age of 19, he turned down a contract to play for the Chicago White Sox to study Political Science. While at college in Mexico, he learned how to play guitar which changed everything for him. Interestingly enough however what initially garnered him success was his acting. His first big TV role was playing Joshua Bolt in the ABC series "Here Comes the Brides", then in 1972 he co-stared with Arthur Hill's law partner in  "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law". He was in several notable roles after that including the film, "Magnum Force" with Clint Eastwood. However, it was his role as Det. Ken Hutchinson on the show, "Starsky and Hutch" that put him on the map....

In the middle 70's, he formed the group, "Band of Friends" and began dabbling in music again. This leads us to the featured song today. There were two other songs that charted as well in 77, and since has recorded sporadically, the latest one being in 1997. He continues to perform on stage and screen as well.


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