Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kenny Nolan established himself as one of the key songwriters on the mid-'70s disco scene both at home and abroad, penning some of the most memorable hits of the era, often in tandem with writing partner Bob Crewe.
His promise was apparent from his teenage years -- at the age of 13 he won a scholarship to USC for composition, but dropped out after five or six months, bored with the conventional regime. Four years later, a scholarship to Chiounard went the same way, and Nolan decided to make on his own, simply sending songs in to any artist he thought might be suitable. It was a scattershot method, but it brought him to the attention of both veteran songwriter Crewe and entrepreneur Wes Farrell, both of whom were quick to harness the youngster's prodigious talents.
As house producer at Farrell's Chelsea ...
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