General Johnson, singer, songwriter, producer
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Producer
The Showmen ~ The Chairmen Of The Board
birth name: Norman Johnson

General Johnson

May 23, 1943, Norfolk, VA ~ October 13, 2010, East Point, GA

Leader of Chairmen of the Board and a top R&B songwriter/producer as well, General Johnson enjoyed a long career stretching from his debut during the mid-'50s glory days of R&B to his status as a turn-of-the-century beach music icon. ~ Allmusic: General Johnson ~ retrieved October 12, 2013 © Allmusic

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May 23, 1970 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (8) Tyrone Davis, Turn Back The Hands Of Time ~ #2 (3) The Ides Of march, Vehicle ~ #1 (1) The Guess Who, American Woman/No Sugar Tonight


The Showmen

The Showmen were one of the R&B groups to bridge the gap between doo wop and soul in the early '60s, creating a buoyant, energetic fusion of harmonies and propulsive R&B beats. The group only had one hit, It Will Stand, which charted both in 1961 and in 1964, but their lead singer, General Johnson, went on to greater success as the leader of the '70s soul group Chairmen of the Board. ~ Allmusic: the Showmen ~ retrieved October 12, 2013 © Allmusic

The Chairmen of the Board

Best known for the stuttering number three single Give Me Just a Little More Time, the Chairmen of the Board were one of the smoothest and most popular soul acts to emerge from Detroit in the early '70s. Although their time at the top of the R&B charts was brief - their first Top Ten arrived in 1970, their last in 1973 - they recorded a handful of '70s soul classics, all distinguished by the high, trembling vocals of General Norman Johnson, who also wrote the bulk of the group's material. ~ Allmusic: Chairmen of the Board ~ retrieved October 13, 2013 © Allmusic

The Chairmen Of The Board ~ Inducted in the 1999 North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame.

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