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The Moonglows


The first Moonglows record, “I Just Can’t Tell No Lie,” is released on Champagne Records, owned by Alan Freed.


The Moonglows release the first of five singles for the Chance label.


Debuting on the Chicago-based Chess label, the Moonglows release “Sincerely,” which is the biggest hit of their career. It tops the R&B chart and makes the Top Twenty on the pop chart.


The Moonglows hit #5 on the R&B chart with the Chess release “Most Of All.”


The Moonglows appear in ‘Rock Rock Rock’, a rock and roll movie featuring Alan Freed. A year later they return in ‘Go Johnny Go.’


The Moonglows hit #9 on the R&B chart with the Chess single “We go Together.”


The Moonglows’ second-biggest hit, “See Saw,” enters the singles charts. It reaches #6 on the R&B side and #25 on the pop side.


The Moonglows hit #5 on the R&B chart with “Please Send Me Someone To Love” on Chess records.


The last of the Moonglows’ singles to chart, “Ten Commandments of Love” is recorded on Chess records. More work on the song is done in 1958 and it is a hit that fall.


“Twelve Months of the Year,” featuring Marvin Gaye, who replaced the departed Harvey Fuqua in the Moonglows, is recorded.


The Moonglows disband, although singles are released under their name by Chess into 1961.


A reformed Moonglows lineup releases “Sincerely ‘72.”


The Moonglows are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Paul Simon is their presenter.