Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips

Birthday wishes go out today to Chynna Phillips, one-third of early-90s harmonizers Wilson Phillips. Hold On was the trio's first ever single, originally appearing on their self-titled 1990 album; that same album also produced the Top-5 singles Release Me, Impulsive, and You're in Love. Naturally, the video for Hold On isn't available, but this fine live performance gets the point of it across.

Looking back on it now, Wilson Phillips was one of the first inklings that show business was set to become hereditary... Carnie and Wendy Wilson, of course, are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, while Chynna is the daughter of John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas. Not that pedigree alone is a determining factor in success; the band broke up after the release of their second album Shadows and Light when Chynna decided to pursue a solo career, a career which fizzled before it even appeared.
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