The Street People

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For other uses, see Street people (disambiguation).

The Street People was the name of two American groups to score hits on the US Billboard charts in the 1970s.

A group called The Street People hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with the song "Jennifer Tomkins".[1] The group's vocalist was Rupert Holmes.

This group was not, however, the same as the R&B/disco group from New Jersey who first began recording in 1974.[2] They were produced by Ray Dahrouge and initially recorded for Spring Records, but their first single flopped. After switching to Vigor Records, they released a full-length self-titled album in 1976 and had several hit singles on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Yet another group to use the name The Street People was Ronnie Hudson and the Street People, whose single "West Coast Poplock" has been sampled by many artists.

Members[edit]

  • Roy Daniels
  • Milton Daniels
  • Thomas "Toot" Williams
  • Joe Gardner
  • Rick Johnson

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[1]
US Black Singles US Disco Singles
1974 "I Wanna Get Over" - -
1975 "Never Get Enough of Your Love" 98 5
1976 "I Wanna Spend My Whole Life with You" 57 -
"Wanna Slow Dance with You Baby (At the Disco)" 66 -
"You're My One Weakness Girl" 13 12
1977 "Liberated Lady" 93 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ Andrew Hamilton, The Street People at Allmusic