Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #226: ‘Can I Get A Witness’- Lee Michaels. November 20, 1971.
- Single:’ Can I Get A Witness’- Lee Michaels
- Record Company- A&M
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland
- Time: 3:02
- B-side:’You Are What You Do’
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #39 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
A #22 hit for Marvin Gaye back in 1963. Lee Michaels cracked the Top 40 in 1971 with it. Earlier in the year Michaels had his only other Top 40 hit- ‘Do You Know What I Mean’ #6.
I like Lee a lot. ‘Know What I Mean’ almost snuck into my draft picks.
” Do You Know What I mean?” perfect song to sit around with friends and discuss if he knows what he meant. Back then, the heaviness of our conversations depended on the music spinning on the turntable and the quality of our smokes. Quirky guy, that Michaels dude.