Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Mike McKay
June 12, 2014: The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a group consisting of former backup singers and written by a “General.”
The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a group consisting of former backup singers and written by a “General.” (It’s up next.) Edna Willis worked with Johnny Rivers and Ray Charles, Carolyn Willis toured with Lou Rawls and Shellie Clark was an Ikette behind Ike and Tina Turner. The three teamed up to sing backup vocals for Burt Bacharach on a 1969 TV special starring Andy Williams. It was then they got the idea to form a group of their own. Their biggest hit – which reached number one on June 12, 1971- was written by the lead singer of the group “Chairman of the Board” whose name is General Johnson – here’s your 101 number one song of the day for the “Honey Cone.” It is Want Ads.