Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #321: “You’ve Been My Inspiration”- The Main Ingredient. June 27, 1970.
- Single: “You’ve Been My Inspiration”- The Main Ingredient
- Record Company- RCA Victor
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons and Tony Sylvester
- Time: 2:55
- B-side:”Life Won’t Be The Same [Without You}
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #64 9 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
The Main Ingredient were an R&B vocal group out of Harlem, New York City. From 1970-75 they had 11 Hot 100 singles with 3 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit was “Everybody Plays The Fool” #3 in 1972. Their lead singer Donald McPherson died of leukemia in 1971 and he was replaced by Cuba Gooding -the father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr.