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The O'Jays

The O'Jays

The O'Jays were one of the most popular black vocal groups of the '70s, when they were in effect the voice of producers Gamble and Huff. They had eight #1 R&B singles from 1972 to 1978, including “Back Stabbers” (#3) in 1972; “Love Train” (#1) in 1973; “For the Love of Money” (#9) in 1974; “I Love Music (Part 1)” (#5) in 1975; “Livin’ for the Weekend” b/w “Stairway to Heaven” (#20) in 1976; and “Use ta Be My Girl” (#4 pop, #1 R&B) in 1978. Five of their LPs of this hot streak were certified gold; three went platinum.

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