BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #309: “KEEP ON TRUCKIN'”- EDDIE KENDRICKS – NOVEMBER 10, 1973

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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.

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