|Chairmen of the Board|
Chairmen of the Board is a Detroit, Michigan based soul music group active mostly in the 1970s, that is still touring today. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.
General Norman Johnson (born 23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia) had a hit as the lead singer of The Showmen in the early 1960s, with the New Orleans rock and roll anthem "It Will Stand" and Carolina Beach Classic "39-21-46". General Johnson is the Frontman of Chairmen of the Board and a top Rhythm and blues Songwriter / Record producer. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top The Showmen were a New Orleans -based pop group formed in 1961. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African
When Holland/Dozier/Holland left Motown in 1967 to establish their own Invictus/Hot Wax group of record labels, they teamed Johnson up with Eddie Custis, Danny Woods and Canadian born Harrison Kennedy as the new company's flagship act, under the appropriate name "Chairmen of the Board". "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. Invictus Records was a Record label created by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (known collectively as Holland-Dozier-Holland In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Custis left the group after their second album. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public
Though they all had a turn at lead vocals, it was Johnson's quirky hiccup-laden style and his songwriting which became increasingly showcased, with the group selling a million plus copies of their single, "Give Me Just a Little More Time". A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both " Give Me Just a Little More Time " is the debut single for Chairmen of the Board, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music) through Capitol Chairmen of the Board also scored with "You've Got Me Dangling On A String", "Pay To the Piper", "Everything's Tuesday", "Working On A Building Of Love", "Elmo James", "Finders Keepers", and the original version of "Patches", a memorable Grammy Award winning ballad when later covered with great success by Clarence Carter. The 13th Grammy Awards were held on 16 March 1971, and was the first time the ceremonies were broadcast on television by ABC. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Clarence Carter (born January 14 1936 is a Blind soul Singer and Musician.
Kennedy, Woods and Johnson all went on to cut solo albums of varying quality, whilst Johnson wrote and produced (with Greg Perry) for other Invictus/Hot Wax acts, notably Honey Cone. In Music, a solo (from the Italian solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Honey Cone was an American R&B and Soul singing girl group who was most famous for the #1 hit " Want Ads " Harrison having left, Johnson and Woods toured the UK in 1976 with six musicians as "Chairmen of the Board", but were not as successful as before. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The act was broken up immediately afterwards, Johnson having signed for Arista Records as a solo artist. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a
In 1978, Johnson reformed the Chairmen of the Board. In 1980, the new Chairmen founded Surfside Records, for which the group still records.
|Year||Album||US Top 200||US R&B||UK Chart|
|1970||The Chairmen of the Board 1||133||27|
|1973||Greatest Hits 2|
|1974||Skin I'm In||52|
|Year||A-side / B-side||Album||US Hot 100||US R&B||UK Chart|
|1970||"Give Me Just a Little More Time"/|
"Since The Days Of Pigtails"
|The Chairmen of the Board||3||8||3|
|1970||"You've Got Me Dangling On A String"/|
"I'll Come Crawling"
|The Chairmen of the Board||38||19||5|
|1971||"Pay To The Piper"/|
|1971||"Chairmen Of The Board"/|
"When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me"
|1971||"Hanging On to a Memory"/|
"Tricked And Trapped"
|1971||"Working On A Building Of Love"/|
"Try My Love For Size"
|1971||"Men Are Getting Scarce"/|
|1972||"Working On A Building Of Love"/|
"Everybody's Got A Song To Sing"
|1972||"I'm On My Way To A Better Place"/|
"So Glad You're Mine"
"Finders Keepers" (Instrumental)
|Skin I'm In||59||7||21|
|1974||"Everybody Party All Night"/|
"Morning Glory" (Instrumental)
|Skin I'm In||-||80||-|
(billed as General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board)