The Presidents (band)

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This article is about the American soul group. For the English rock band, see The Presidents (rock band).

The Presidents were an American soul group from Washington, D.C.. The group's members were Tony Boyd, Archie Powell, and Billy Shorter. The group scored a hit in the U.S. in 1970 with the Van McCoy produced track, "5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)", taken from the Sussex Records album of the same name. The album hit #158 on the Billboard Hot 200 and #15 on the R&B Albums chart,[1] and the song peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop single chart and #5 on the R&B Singles chart.[2]

Later in the 1970s, the group changed its name to Trilogy, then Anacostia, under which they recorded the similar sounding single "On And Off" and continued recording under this name into the 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com