EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #202:” DON’T LET THE MUSIC SLIP AWAY”- ARCHIE BELL AND THE DRELLS

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #202: “Don’t Let The Music Slip Away”- Archie Bell and The Drells. The final entry onto the charts April 18, 1970.

  • Single: “Don’t Let The Music Slip Away”- Archie Bell and The Drells
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
  • Time: 2:15
  • B-side:” Houston Texas”
  • Album-There’s Gonna Be A Showdown
  • Grade-B-
  • Peaked at #100 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100.

Archie Bell the lead singer for The Drells was born in Henderson, Texas in 1944. The Drells were an R&B vocal group formed in Houston. They had 21 R&B hits with 11 Hot 100 Pop hits- 3 making the Top 40- their biggest was their first #1 “Tighten Up” 1968. Archie Bell’s brother was Ricky Bell a running back from USC who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1976- and was the first player chosen in the 1977 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Bucs.