The Broadways


About The Broadways

The Broadways' "Going, Going, Gone" on MGM Records, is an exquisite, lamenting ballad from the summer of 1966. It was their first MGM single, and a dandy it was, but the label didn't promote it much and it never became a hit. The lineup of the group was Ronnie Coleman, Leon Trent, Moe, and Billy Brown. A second single, "Sweet and Heavenly Melody," released later that year didn't register and MGM didn't renew the association. As the Uniques, they recorded for Selsom Records in 1960 but disbanded when Brown was drafted in 1963. He reunited with the Uniques upon discharge, who became the Broadways on MGM. After the Broadways, Brown worked for Ford Motors, and enjoyed his light assembly job, but that was before he was asked to join the Moments. Joe Robinson, the owner of All Platinum/Stang Records, fired Mark Green and another Moment as "Not on the Outside" climbed the charts, and needed replacements; the original Moments only played one gig. With Brown, Al Goodman, and John Morgan, later replaced by Johnny Moore then Harry Ray, the Moments enjoyed a string of R&B hits topped by "Love on a Two Way Street." They left All Platinum for Polydor Records and as Ray, Goodman, & Brown scored with "Special Lady." RG&B were urban radio and concerts staples well into the '90s, and continued to tour into the next millennium. ~ Andrew Hamilton

Chicago, IL, United States

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