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Perhaps one of the most consistent R&B aggregations from the ’70s, the Occasions enjoyed a string of main hits through the entire 10 years. The Hackensack, NJ, trio released themselves as well as the Stang label with “Not really externally” in 1968, and topped the R&B graphs in 1970 using the gold-plated “Like on the Two-Way Road,” made by Sylvia Robinson (half of Mickey & Sylvia). Various other major spirit smashes with the Occasions included “EASILY Didn’t Treatment” and “All I’VE” in 1970, “Sexy Mama” in 1973, and another number 1 R&B item, “Take a look at Me (I’m in Like),” in 1975. People Harry Ray, Al Goodman, and William Dark brown transformed their billing to Ray, Goodman & Dark brown in 1978 and topped the spirit lists another year using the slickly harmonized “Particular Female” on Polydor. The renamed trio continued to be potent spirit hitmakers with the ’80s.

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