#1 R&B Song 1971:  “Spanish Harlem,” Aretha Franklin


1954   The Midnighters’ “Annie Had A Baby” (#1, $30) was released.

1956   Alan Freed’s second anniversary Rock ‘n’ Roll Show at the Brooklyn Paramount featured the Harptones, the Penguins, the Cleftones, and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

1958   The Chantels and the Quintones performed at the Apollo Theater in New York along with the Spaniels, the Coasters, and the Olympics.

1986   Tina Turner was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Capitol Records, the company she recorded for.



1991   PBS-TV aired Going Home to Gospel with Patti LaBelle from Chicago’s Quinn Chapel.

1993   Jodeci reached #4 pop and # 1 R&B with the single “Lately,” a remake of Stevie Wonder’s 1981 ballad. It was their fourth #1 R&B in two years.

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