In #1972 #CurtisMayfield started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his third studio album the soundtrack to ‘#SuperFly’
Widely considered a classic of 1970s soul and funk music, Super Fly was a nearly immediate hit. Its sales were bolstered by two million-selling singles, “Freddie’s Dead” (#2 R&B, #4 Pop) and the title track (#5 R&B, #8 Pop).
Super Fly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied. #TWIMH
We remember the “Queen of Salsa” Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad aka #CeliaCruz on her Born Day (1925 – 2003) #WyclefJean #Guantanamera
We remember #Jazz trumpeter John Birks #DizzyGillespie on his Born Day (1917 – 1993)
In #1990 #JamesIngram’s “#IDontHaveTheHeart” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, his only number-one single as a solo artist and his second number-one single overall, since the Patti Austin-featured “Baby, Come to Me”, which topped the Hot 100 in 1983.
Ingram received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards in 1991 for the song. #TWIMH
Rest in Peace to Ska/Rocksteady legend John Kenneth Holt aka #JohnHolt (11 July 1947 – 19 October 2014) #TheParagons
In #1979 #HerbAlpert started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘#Rise’, giving the co founder of A&M records his second US No.1.
Herb Alpert thus became the first (and only) artist to reach the top of the Hot 100 with a vocal performance (“This Guy’s in Love with You”, 1968) as well as an instrumental performance.
The recording also received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and was sampled in The #NotoriousBIG’s “#Hypnotize” #TWIMH
Darold Ferguson, Jr. aka #AsapFerg is 26 today…SHABBA!
In #1974 “#NothingFromNothing” by #BillyPreston reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week, becoming Preston’s second solo chart-topper in the United States (following his 1973 hit “Will It Go Round in Circles”).
Preston performed the song later on Saturday Night Live - the first musical performance ever on the show. #TWIMH
In #1985 Synthpop band #AHa went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘#TakeOnMe’, making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1 #TWIMH