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Ruth Brown


1928

Ruth Brown was born.

1949

Ruth Brown hits #4 with the Atlantic Records release “So Long.”

1949

Ruth Brown records “Teardrops from My Eyes,” the first major hit of her career. In 1950 it will hit #1 on the R&B chart for Atlantic Records.

1951

Ruth Brown’s Atlantic single “I’ll Wait For You” hits #3 on the R&B chart.

1952

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart with “5-10-15 Hours” and #3 on the R&B chart with “Daddy Daddy”. Both singles are recorded on Atlantic Records.

1953

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart and #23 on the pop chart with “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” and #3 on the R&B chart with “Wild Wild Young Men”. Both singles are released on Atlantic Records.

1954

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart with “Oh What A Dream” and #1 on the R&B chart with “Mambo Baby”. Both singles are released on Atlantic Records.

1955

Ruth Brown hits #3 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic single “I Wanna Do More.”

1955

Ruth Brown & Clyde McPhatter hits #8 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic single “Love Has Joined Us Together”.

1993

Ruth Brown is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2006

Ruth Brown passes away in Nevada.

Ruth Brown