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The Moonglows

1952

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

1953

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

1954

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.

1955

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

1956

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

1956

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

1956

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.

1957

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

1957

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.

1959

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

1960

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

1972

A reformed Moonglows lineup releases “Sincerely ‘72.”

2000

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