John William Bristol was born in 1939 in North Carolina but it was in the booming record industry in Detroit he found himself employment by Motown maestro Berry Gordy, mainly as a writer and producer. During his stay with the company Bristol worked with almost all the labels major stars and was involved with several major hits like "Ain´t No Mountain High Enough", "25 Miles" and "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday". Bristol also had a personal involvement with Motown as he married Berry Gordy´s sister Iris and he stayed with the company throughout its booming success in the 60s, joining in 1961 and eventually leaving for the CBS label in 1973. Bristol had not been as active as an artist at Gordy but rectefied this by signing as an artist to MGM in 1974 where he released his biggest hit "Hang On In There Baby" the same year. It proved to be his biggest hit and even though Bristol would have several singles that charted after that, he seemed unable to produce the same magic for himself as he did for countless others. This track in from 1980 and a personal favourite, enjoy!
"Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me"