On this day in music history: June 14, 1975 - “Rockin’ Chair” by Gwen McCrae hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #9 on the Hot 100 on August 2, 1975. Written by Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke, it is the biggest hit for the Florida born R&B vocalist. The song is originally written for singer Betty Wright, but when she passes on it, co-writer/producer Clarence Reid records a version of it. When Reid’s version is shelved, Gwen McCrae (the wife of fellow TK Records artist George McCrae (“Rock Your Baby”), is given the opportunity to record it. Using Reid’s already recorded track, McCrae overdubs her vocals on to the multi-track master, with her husband George also contributing background vocals. Released on TK’s Cat Records subsidiary, it quickly becomes a smash on the R&B chart, crossing over to the pop chart two months later. “Rockin’ Chair” sells over a million copies in the US alone. The track is also sampled numerous times by Hip Hop artists, most notably on Blahzay Blahzay’s 1995 single “Danger”.
Bex is A REGULAR HUMAN BEING.
Just because she is an actress doesn’t mean she isn’t human (if that makes any sense). She has her own problems and insecurities just like the rest of us. She wakes up every morning and tries to make it through the day like everyone else. It’s upsetting to see some people on social media always saying “notice me” or “ily follow me” ect because that just means you only like her bc she is famous and that to me is very wrong because she is so much more than just another actress. The only difference between us and her is that people all over the world knows her and she basically has no privacy. Bex is not like every other well known person or celebrity. Yes she loves what she does but she also loves for people to like her for who she is as a human being. She has a lot to offer to the world and i am so proud of her and I cannot wait to see her blossom even more.