Singing in the Office, 16 June 2014

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Good Evening:

At 8:40 a.m. today, several co-workers including your fearless correspondent, for perfectly sane, rational, logical, work-related reasons, began singing the refrain of “Thin Line Between Love and Hate” as the perfectly sane, rational, logical, work-related result of a perfectly sane, rational, logical, work-related discussion. Which baffled the heck out of all of us. Not the discussion (logical) or the song (awesome!), but the group.

No one could remember who first made “Thin Line Between Love and Hate.” My hypothesis: a one-hit wonder circa 1970 whose name began with “The” and ended in “-ells.” Actually, not that bad a guess–they had two other Top Ten hits on the R&B charts, but nothing as memorable as this masterpiece.

Now it’s your turn. In 1971, “Thin Line” peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, but spent two weeks at #1 on the R&B charts. Without peeking at the Internet, can you tell me the name of the group?

Vonn Scott Bair

PS–Do I have terrific co-workers or what?

PPS–UPDATE! The correct answer is The Persuaders, who had five Billboard R&B Top-25 hits from 1971-73 and then vanished.

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