Major Lance

Born Apr 4, 1939

Major Lance was an American R&B singer. After a number of US hits in the 1960s, including "The Monkey Time" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", he became an iconic figure in Britain in the 1970s among followers of Northern soul. Although he stopped making records in 1982, Major Lance continued to perform at concerts and tours until his death in 1994.… Read More

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1939 - 1965 5 More Events
1968 1965 Years Old Over the next two years he worked with several producers, with only "Without a Doubt" becoming a minor hit in 1968. … Read More
1971 1968 Years Old He left Curtom in 1971, and recorded briefly for the Volt and Columbia labels.
1972 1969 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1972, he relocated to England, so as to capitalize on the success of his older records among fans of Northern Soul music, in dance clubs which played mostly rare and obscure American soul and R&B records. … Read More
1974 1971 Years Old Lance returned to Atlanta in 1974, and recorded an updated disco version of "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" for Playboy Records. … Read More
1978 1975 Years Old 1 More Event
He briefly recorded for Motown Records, and released the last ever single on its Soul Records subsidiary, "I Never Thought I'd Be Losing You", in 1978. … Read More
1994 1991 Years Old 1 More Event
His final performance was in June 1994 at the 11th Chicago Blues Festival. … Read More
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