Billboard #1 Hits: #309: “Keep On Truckin”- Eddie Kendricks. November 10, 1973. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Keep On Truckin’-Eddie Kendricks
- Record Company- Tamla
- Genre: Funk
- Written by Leonard Caston Jr, Anita Poree and Frank Wilson
- Time: 3:21
- B-side:”Keep On Truckin’ Part II”
- Album- Eddie Kendricks
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #18 in UK Singles Chart.
Eddie Kendricks had quit The Temptations two years earlier. As a solo artist he wasn’t having much chart success until “Keep On Truckin’ took off and went to #1- his next single ‘Boogie Down” would go to #2. The Temptations had a tragic legacy- Kendricks would die at the age of 52 in 1992 of lung cancer. Kendricks name still lives on the charts- Kendrick Lamar’s mother named her son after Kendricks.