EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #130: ” LAUGHIN’ AND CLOWNIN'”- RAY CHARLES

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #130: ” Laughin’ And Clownin'”- Ray Charles. The final entry onto the chart for March 14, 1970.

  • Single: “Laughin’ And Clownin'”- Ray Charles
  • Record Company- ABC
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Sam Cooke
  • Time: 3:18
  • B-side: “That Thing Called Love”
  • Album- Singular Genius The Complete ABC Singles
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #98 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Laughin’ and Clownin” was written and first released by Sam Cooke back in 1963. Van The Man Morrison recorded it a couple of years ago. Ray Charles barely cracked the Hot 100 with this single in 1970. Overall from 1957-2005 Brother Ray had 76 Hot 100 singles with 33 makinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFON_2mOzFog the Top 40. He had three #1 hits  in the early 60’s- “Georgia On My Mind” 1960- “Hit The Road Jack ” 1961 and ” I Can’t Stop Loving You” 1962. Born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia- he grew up in Greenville, Florida. He was a member of the illustrious first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Ray died at the age of 73 in 2004 of liver disease.

 

 

 

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