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Donnie Barren Holtzinger


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    Rebecca (She Said Yes)
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    Rainy Sunday
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    Missed Opportunity
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    Open Road
Donnie Barren, whose "Can't You See The World Through My Eyes" was used in Season 2 of the Netflix show “GLOW,” played lead guitar for the LA rock band "City Lights" in the late 1970's/early 1980's, writing songs for the group's single and EP while gigging at clubs like the Troubadour, Whiskey and Starwood.
Donnie ventured out on his own and released the single "I Love My Cat's Meow" in March 1983. The song entered KROQ's "Rodney on the Roq's" Top 10 in April, 1983, and then spent the next two months at #1. During this time, KROQ (FM 106.7) was the #1 AOR station in LA and was regarded as the new music trend-setter across the US. Donnie recorded several more tracks in 1983, planning to create an album to accompany the Cat's Meow single.
While shopping this package to record companies, he became intrigued with the business side of the industry and took a break to finish school (earning an MBA from Harvard). He then dove into the biz world (albeit not the music biz), working at P&G and Microsoft. In 2005 he re-released "Cat's Meow/Falling in Love" as well as nine previously unreleased tunes from 1983, hoping that the CD would spur a musical interest his children.
In 2014 he released a collection of rock instrumentals (“Freedom”) using his full name - Donnie Barren Holtzinger - and left the corporate world a year later. Since then, he’s been spending time surfing & making music (including publishing some never-before-released tracks from 1983-86 on his Garage Tapes EP).


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