Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, July 29th, 2016 comes from Johnny Bristol!

On July 20th, 1974, "Hang On In There Baby" entered Billboard's Top 40 and hung around up to #8, spending thirteen weeks in the chart, as long as many songs that went to #1.

Johnny Bristol, born on February 3rd, 1939 in Morganton, North Carolina, was an R&B singer/songwriter/producer.  Bristol produced recordings for such acts as Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Mathis and many others.  As a solo artist, Bristol scored but the one Top 40 hit, thus he is relegated to the status of a One-Hit-Wonder.

Johnny Bristol died of a heart attack on March 21st, 2004 at the age of 65.