EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #321: ” YOU’VE BEEN MY INSPIRATION”- THE MAIN INGREDIENT

The Main Ingredient - You've Been My Inspiration (1970, Vinyl ...

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}
  • Album-L.T.D.
  • 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.

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