Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Monday, February 27th, 2017 comes from Booker T & The MG's!
On September 2nd, 1967, "Groovin'", an instrumental version of The Rascals' hit, entered Billboard's Top 40 and grooved its way up to #21, not the greatest showing, but it spent seven weeks in the chart, as long as many songs that broke into the Top 10.
Booker T & The MG's were an interracial R&B band in Memphis, Tennessee and consisted of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Al Jackson. "MG" Stands for Memphis Group. Cropper and Dunn later joined The Blues Brothers' band.
Booker T & The MG's placed seven tunes in the Top 40 between 1962 and 1969, including three Gold Records.
Jackson was murdered on October 1st, 1975 at the age of 39. Dunn died on May 13th, 2012 at the age of 70.