On this day in music history: March 1, 1975 - “Shame, Shame, Shame” by Shirley & Company hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also topping the Dance chart for 4 weeks on January 18, 1975, and peaking at #12 on the Hot 100 on March 29, 1975. Written and produced by Sylvia Robinson, it is the second R&B chart topper the veteran Rhythm & Blues singer. Friends for nearly 20 years, Robinson will write the song for her friend Shirley Goodman, formerly of the 50’s R&B duo Shirley & Lee. Paired with vocalist Jesus Alvarez, the song will become an instant smash in discos in the US, and the record (released on The Robinson’s Vibration Records imprint in the US, and licensed to Philips Records internationally) will quickly spread to both R&B and pop radio in late 1974. “Shame, Shame, Shame” will also become a huge hit internationally, becoming a smash on radio and dance floors across Europe peaking at #6 on the UK singles chart. “Shame, Shame, Shame” will top the R&B chart eighteen and a half years after Goodman hit first hit number one with “Let The Good Times Roll” in September 1956.