Freda Payne – Bring The Boys Back Home (1971, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: ‘Bring The Boys Home’- Freda Payne. June 5, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Bring The Boys Home’- Freda Payne
  • Record Company-Invictus
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Angelo Bond, General Johnson, Greg Perry
  • Time: 3:08
  • B-side:’I Shall Not Be Moved’
  • Album-Contract
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #12 13 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Freda Payne was born in Detroit in 1942- an R&B singer she is best remembered for her big hit “Band Of Gold” #3 in 1970. All told she had 6 Hot 100 hits- with 3 making the Top 40. This was an anti-war song-Vietnam War. Body bags were still arriving back home- with the average soldier being 20 years old. What a shame. A war that should never have started in the first place. By 1971 the only ones left in favor of the war were the ‘my country right or wrong’- super patriots who had no problem with- your son going off and dying. Sad.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #106: ‘BRING THE BOYS HOME’- FREDA PAYNE

  1. If she would have been on Motown I have a feeling she would have been huge.
    Completely agree about that war.

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