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Ruth Brown

1928

Ruth Brown was born.

1949

Ruth Brown hits #4 with the Atlantic Records release “So Long.”

1949

Ruth Brown records “Teardrops from My Eyes,” the first major hit of her career. In 1950 it will hit #1 on the R&B chart for Atlantic Records.

1951

Ruth Brown’s Atlantic single “I’ll Wait For You” hits #3 on the R&B chart.

1952

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart with “5-10-15 Hours” and #3 on the R&B chart with “Daddy Daddy”. Both singles are recorded on Atlantic Records.

1953

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart and #23 on the pop chart with “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” and #3 on the R&B chart with “Wild Wild Young Men”. Both singles are released on Atlantic Records.

1954

Ruth Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart with “Oh What A Dream” and #1 on the R&B chart with “Mambo Baby”. Both singles are released on Atlantic Records.

1955

Ruth Brown hits #3 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic single “I Wanna Do More.”

1955

Ruth Brown & Clyde McPhatter hits #8 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic single “Love Has Joined Us Together”.

1993

Ruth Brown is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2006

Ruth Brown passes away in Nevada.