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On this day in music history: August 3, 1963 - “So Much In Love” by The Tymes hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Billy Jackson, Roy Straigis, and George Williams, it will be the biggest hit for the Philadelphia, PA based doo wop vocal quintet. The group will be discovered just four months before when they perform at a talent contest sponsored by local radio station WDAS. An executive from Cameo/Parkway Records will hear the group and immediately sign them. Entering the Hot 100 at #86 on June 1, 1963 it will climb to the top of the chart nine weeks later. Over the years, “So Much In Love” will be covered numerous times with versions recorded by Timothy B. Schmit, Art Garfunkel, and vocal group All-4-One whose version will peak at number five in March of 1994. The Tymes original version of “So Much In Love” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.