1968 Jr. Walker & the All-Stars – Come See About Me
Beginning in 1964, the Supremes had five consecutive number one hits on the Hot 100, three of which also topped the R&B chart. They performed on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time on December 27, 1964, to perform the third single, Come See About Me.
Jr. Walker and the All Stars signed with Motown in 1961 and successfully reached the charts beginning in 1965. After reaching the top five on the Hot 100 with a song Jr. Walker wrote himself, the group continued doing well on the R&B chart while struggling to do well on the pop charts.
In 1966, they finally reached #18 on the Hot 100 with a cover of Marvin’s Gaye’s 1964 hit How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You). They tried to repeat that success by covering the Supremes version of Come See About Me. The song was the lead single from their 1967 album Home Cookin’.
The group’s single peaked at #24 on the Hot 100 and #8 on the R&B chart.
Two more singles from the album did poorly, but the fourth single from the album, What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), reached #4 on the Hot 100 and also topped the R&B chart.
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