The O'Jays

Eddie Levert (Birmingham, AL) and Walter Williams sang together as a gospel duo before forming a doo-wop group, the Mascots, with William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles in 1958.

They became the O'Jays in 1963 During the 1960s the band found success with "Stand For Love" (#12 R&B, 1966), "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow" (#8 R&B) in 1967, "One Night Affair" (#15 R&B, 1969) and "Looky Looky (Look at me, Girl)" (#17 R&B, 1970). In the 1970s, the O'Jays began an impressive string of gold and platinum recordings. They had eight #1 R&B singles from 1972 to 1978, including "Back Stabbers" (#3 Pop) in 1972; "Love Train" (#1 Pop) in 1973; "Give The People What They Want" (#45 Pop) and "I Love Music (Part 1)" (#5 Pop) in 1975; "Livin' For The Weekend" b/w "Stairway To Heaven" (#20 Pop), "Message In Our Music" (#49 Pop) and "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" (#72 Pop), in 1976; and "Used Ta Be My Girl" (#4 Pop) in 1978. Eight of their LPs of this period were certified gold, 1978's "So Full Of Love" going platinum. The band was one of the most popular black vocal groups of the Seventies.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

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