Mike Settle

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Mike Settle, (b. March 20, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American songwriter, journalist, broadcaster and singer. He is most famous for being a member of the Rock band Kenny Rogers & The First Edition between 1967 and 1970. While he was with the group he composed a number of songs, including "But You Know I Love You" (a pop hit in 1969), as well as "It's Gonna Be Better", "The Last Few Threads Of Love" and "Goodtime Liberator", among many others.[1] [2] [3] He was also a member of the group Running Bear and Goldstein which recorded the original song "Rings", popularized by Lobo and Cymarron.

Previous to this, Settle had been a solo singer and a member of The New Christy Minstrels. Today he works as a journalist and music critic.

Discography (solo)[edit]

  • Sing Hallelujah (1961) (Mike Settle and the Settlers)
  • The Mike Settle Shindig (1965) (The Mike Settle Shindig)
  • Mike Settle [self titled] (1971)


  1. ^ "Settle". discogs.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mike Settle". gemm.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mike Settle". lazyka.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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