Friday, May 5, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for May 5

The song "Reunited" by Peaches and Herb rose to #1 on May 5, 1979.

Peaches and Herb are 'Reunited'

On this day in 1979, the pop duo, Peaches and Herb were “Reunited” (and it felt so good) when the song reached #1 on the Billboard pop chart. But here’s the thing, over the years, there have been actually been seven “Peaches” who partnered with Herb. In the late ‘60’s, Herbert Feemster was paired with Francine Barker but due to the rigors of touring, Marlene Mack toured with Herb as a stand in. The act ended in 1970. Then, in 1976, he found a new partner, Linda Greene and the duo had hits with “Shake Your Groove Thang” and “Reunited.” This must successful pair recorded seven albums, but split somewhere between 1983-1986 as Greene recorded new gospel music with her husband, Stephen Tovani. The fourth “Peaches” came in the form of Patrice Hawthorne in 1990. In 2002, Miriamm became the fifth “Peaches.” In 2008, it was reported that Wanda Makle would record an album with Herb, but that didn’t pan out as she was dropped in favor or “Peaches” number seven, Meritxell Negre from Spain and the first non-black “Peaches.” It is reported that currently, Herb is back to performing with Mackle.

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