On this day in music history: August 5, 1978 - “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste Of Honey hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also topping the Hot 100 for 3 weeks on September 9, 1978. Written by Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble, it is the biggest hit for the Los Angeles, CA based R&B band fronted by musicians Janice-Marie Johnson and Hazel Payne. The song will be inspired during a gig the band plays at a military base. The audience, not used to seeing a band fronted by two women sit transfixed until lead singer and bassist Janice Marie Johnson entices the crowd to get on their feet. The incident will inspire Johnson to write the song, collaborating with keyboardist Kibble. Signed to Capitol Records by R&B music executive Larkin Arnold, “Boogie” will be the band’s first single. An across the board smash, it will become one of the defining records of the Disco Era, selling nearly three million copies in the US. A Taste Of Honey will win a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1979, making them only the second African American artists to win that award (Natalie Cole is the first). “Boogie Oogie Oogie” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.