Gene Watson Celebrates Howard Bellamy’s 75th Birthday: Tuesday 2 February 2021

On Tuesday 2 February 2021, Gene Watson celebrated Howard Bellamy’s 75th birthday.

‘Happy Birthday today to our friend Howard of The Bellamy Brothers.

Great singer/songwriter and all round nice guy.

It’s also Groundhog Day and the bad news is that we’ll have six more weeks of winter – as if you didn’t know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=FQQj2rQBFvA

Here’s The Bellamy Brothers‘ No.1 smash, ‘Let Your Love Flow’ (written by Larry E. Williams)’

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The Bellamy Brothers (Howard & David Bellamy) and Gene Watson

Howard & David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) are an American country and pop music duo composed of brothers Homer Howard Bellamy (born on Saturday 2 February 1946) and David Milton Bellamy (born on Saturday 16 September 1950), who were both born in Darby, Florida.

Howard & David Bellamy enjoyed considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release, in 1976, of their crossover hit single, ‘Let Your Love Flow’, which was written by Larry E. Williams, a former roadie for Neil Diamond; the track was a No.1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1976, and was the title cut of their debut album, ‘Let Your Love Flow’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1976), which was released in April 1976.  ‘Let Your Love Flow’ also reached No.21 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1976.

In 2008, ‘Let Your Love Flow’ (written by Larry E. Williams) was used in the Barclaycard commercial for their new contactless cards.  The song re-entered the United Kingdom Singles Chart at No.48 based on downloads, and peaked at No.21 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart in March 2009; it was listed on BMI‚Äôs list of Top 100 ‘Song of The Century’ at No.68 that same year.

During the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Howard & David Bellamy enjoyed considerable musical success and saw the release of the following singles:

‘Slippin’ Away’ (No.19, 1978)
‘If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold it Against Me’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for three weeks in May / June 1979) / this track also reached No.39 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1979
‘You Ain’t Just Whistling Dixie’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.5, 1979)
‘Sugar Daddy’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in April 1980)
‘Dancin’ Cowboys’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in August 1980)
‘Lovers Live Longer’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.3 in early 1981)
‘Do You Love As Good As You Look’ (written by Jerry Gillespie, Charlie Black and Rory Bourke) (No.1 for one week in March 1981)
‘They Could Put Me in Jail’ (written by Bob McDill) (No.12, in 1981)
‘You’re My Favourite Star’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.7, 1981)
‘For All The Wrong Reasons’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in June 1981)
‘Get Into Reggae Cowboy’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.21, 1981)
‘Redneck Girl’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in December 1982)
‘When I’m Away from You’ (written by Francis John ‘Frankie’ Miller) (No.1 for one week in April 1983)
‘I Love Her Mind’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.4, 1983)
‘Strong Weakness’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.15, 1983)
‘Forget About Me’ (written by Francis John ‘Frankie’ Miller, Troy Seals and Eddie Setser) (No.5, 1984)
‘World’s Greatest Lover’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.6, 1984)
‘I Need More of You’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in April 1985)
‘Old Hippie’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.2, 1985)
‘Lie To You For Your Love’ (written by David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy, Francis John ‘Frankie’ Miller and Jeff Barry) (No.2, 1985)
‘Feeling The Feeling’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.2, 1985)
‘Too Much Is Not Enough’ (written by David Bellamy and Ron Taylor) (No.1 for one week in December 1986) / this track was a duet with The Forester Sisters (Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester)
‘Kids of The Baby Boom’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.1 for one week in April 1987)
‘Country Rap’ (No.31, 1987)
‘Crazy From The Heart’ (written by David Bellamy and Don Schlitz) (No.3, 1987)
‘Santa Fe’ (written by David Bellamy and Ron Taylor) (No.5, 1988)
‘I’ll Give You All My Love Tonight’ (written by David Bellamy, Billy Crain and Wally Dentz) (No.6, 1988)
‘Rebels Without A Clue’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.9, 1988)
‘Big Love’ (written by David Bellamy) (No.5, 1989)
‘Hillbilly Hell’ (No.51, 1989)
‘The Center of My Universe’ (No.37, 1989)
‘You’ll Never Be Sorry’ (written by David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy and Don Schlitz) (No.10, 1989)
‘I Could Be Persuaded’ (written by David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy and Don Schlitz) (No.7, 1990) / this track was Howard & David Bellamy’s last hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart

Gene Watson’s Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as ‘the singer’s singer’ – and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson’s Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site during 2009, were most gracious with their time and words.

On Saturday 15 August 2009Howard & David Bellamy graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson.