Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Friday 21 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August Monday 24 August Tuesday 25 August Wednesday 26 August Thursday 27 August Friday 28 August Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Sunday 13 September Monday 14 September Tuesday 15 September Wednesday 16 September Thursday 17 September The group then renewed their request to Gerald Alston born November 8, , North Carolina , who accepted and took over the lead spot.
Original lead singer George Smith died of a brain tumor on December 16, , 12 days before his 31st birthday. The Manhattans continued recording throughout the s with Alston singing lead vocals. It also became the second ever single to go platinum , after the RIAA introduced that certification level in He died in after a long illness.
Produced and co-written by the Chicago-based record producer, Leo Graham, it received a Grammy Award the following spring. In , The Manhattans released the album Forever by Your Side , by Columbia Records , which brought the two singles the group that year.
The success led to a Portuguese version the following year, called "Pra Sempre Vou Te Amar", which also was successful in Brazil, and has been recorded by several Brazilian artists. Another highlight of this album Forever by Your Side was the song "Just The Lonely Talking Again", written by the American singer and songwriter Sam Dees , which was originally recorded by The Manhattans this album and was later re-recorded by Whitney Houston on her second studio album " Whitney " in The album was also dedicated to George Smith.
The group continued until Roger Harris was recruited as the new lead singer for the group, which moved to the new label, Valley Vue , when their Columbia recording contract expired.
The group's largest shake-up was in December , when Blue Lovett left the group, upon his doctor's request, for health reasons. Kenny Kelley left to return to college to pursue his PhD. Bivins continued along with lead singer Roger Harris who had replaced Gerald Alston in —89 along with new members. He recruited new members Charles Hardy and Harsey Hemphill, who in October had auditioned for Bivins but didn't come aboard until after Lovett and Kelly left at the end of In early Bivins added Alvin Pazant, bringing the group back to a quintet.
Harris proved to be only a short-term lead, and in April he was replaced by Wade Taylor. Taylor was replaced in July when Bivins recruited Lee Williams, the person whom they had originally wanted to replace George Smith.
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