Happy 70th Birthday Al Green!
Kiss-FM would like to extend Happy Birthday wishes to The Reverend Al Green who turns 70 today (April 13th)! Albert Leornes Greene was born on this day in Forest City, Arkansas, the 6th of 10 children and began singing at the tender age of 10 in a family group called The Greene Brothers in the 1950's. Al would sign his first solo record deal in 1969 and from there his legendary career was underway. We take a look back at a few of his biggest hits!
Al Green's first big hit "Tired Of Being Alone" came in 1971 from his 3rd solo album "Al Green Gets Next To You". It was Top 15 pop hit as well as a Top 10 R&B smash that is still cold to this day.
"Let's Stay Together" is still Al Green's biggest hit song and album to date, hitting No. 1 on the R&B and Pop charts and was Green's first album to go Gold off the strength of its title track.
By the time "I'm Still In Love With You" dropped in 1972, Green was a bonafide star in R&B and soul music. "Still In Love" was just one of 4 singles from this album that landed in the Top 5 of the charts including the immortal "Love & Happiness" "Look What You've Done For Me" and a cover of a country song by Kris Kristofferson that Al flipped into an R&B gem "For The Good Times".
After his now infamous "grits" incident, Green turned away from secular music and moved to Gospel and the hits continued with this 1987 classic "Everything's Gonna Be Alright".