I just heard that General Norman Johnson with the Chairmen of the Board passed away last night (10/13/2010). This legend will be missed by many. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family. Some of my favorite shows of his were at the Triangle Beach Music Festival where he played every year until this past festival in 2010.

Chairmen’s first single, “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” became a HUGE hit in 1970, closely followed by “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String” and “Everything’s Tuesday.” Johnson wrote another of the group’s moderate hits, “Pay to the Piper,”. Some of his songs became big hits for other artists like “Patches” for Clarence Carter. He won a Grammy Award for writing “Patches”