This 1967 release by Gladys Knight and the Pips on Soul Label went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the R & B Chart. I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
Their third single, Everybody Needs Love, became the group's first American charted single in two years, reaching number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three R&B after its release in 1967. On the A & E Network television program Biography, Knight stated that she and the Pips were regarded as a second-string act, and that Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye were given all the hits, while we took the leftovers." In Knight's autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story, she stated that Diana Ross had the group removed from being The Supremes' opening act on a 1968 tour for, according to Knight, being too good. The group finally scored a career breakthrough with their fourth Motown single, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, which reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B charts. The group's recording became Motown's best-selling single ever to that point, selling over 2.5 million copies.
This single S35039 and dated 1966 on the Soul Label. This forty five shows some wear from play but still sounds good and has a lot more life in it.