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"Betcha By Golly Wow" ~ The Stylistics - 1

July 13, 2021
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The Stylistics lead singer Russell Thompkins, Jr. recounts the formation of the legendary singing group, and the creation of one of their five hit singles from their debut album, written by the dynamic Thom Bell and Linda Creed.
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70 year young!
Experienced at 20
Singing as a child
Discovering that falsetto
High school bands
First hit record
Meeting Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Introduction to "Betcha By Golly Wow"
Singing the key changes
"Betcha" is released
Russell's favorite Stylistics song
Public reaction
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