Nearly a decade after the Bellamy Brothers first hit-the 1975 pop chart-topping, Southern rock-tinged "Let Your Love Flow"-the brothers had earned a stack of best-selling records, and critical respect came by the late '80s. By that time, they had firmly established themselves as the top duo of the '80s, both in terms of popularity and musical diversity.
Both Howard and David learned how to play a variety of instruments in their childhood in Florida. Both brothers attended the University of Florida, where they had their first paying gigs. Howard and David both earned degrees; Howard majored in veterinary medicine, while David earned one in psychology.
In 1975, the brothers signed to Curb/Warner Bros., releasing their first single, "Nothin' Heavy" which failed to garner chart success. Friend Dennis St. John, Neil Diamond's drummer, suggested that the duo record a song written by Larry E. Williams, one of Diamond's roadies. After some encouragement, the Bellamy Brothers recorded and released Williams' song, "Let Your Love Flow" which broke the doors wide open for the brothers, topping the pop charts and climbing into the country Top 30.
In 1982, the group was given a Lifetime Membership in the Federation of International Country Air Personalities, as well as being named the Top Country Duo by Billboard.
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