3 APRIL 1966
Sam and Dave’s debut album ‘Hold On, I’m Comin’’ was released. The title track was released as a single on 1 April and reached #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and #1 on the R&B charts. This was the soul duo's first big hit after four years of trying, but they did not have a charting record in the UK until late in 1967.
The song was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, recorded at the Stax recording studio in Memphis, with the backing of Booker T and the MGs, and released by Atlantic Records.
B-side: 'I Got Everything I Need'
Released: March 1966
Highest chart position: #21 (US)
Producer: Jim Stewart