“George and Gwen McCrae came up to the Cash Box offices during their stay in L.A. T.K. Records honored both of them with a gold rock in’ chair for their smash hits ” Rock Your Baby” and “Rockin’ Chair.” George has a new single. ” I Ain’t Lyin’, ” and is keeping busy producing the original Joneses. That LP will be tit led. “Phoenix.” and will be out this fall. George has also formed a management company which keeps him hopping between New York and T.K. Product ions here. Some of the earlier influences in George’s singing career include Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Doris Day and Peggy Lee. George also really digs the disco scene; he notes that dancing is moving back in the direction of people touching. with such dances as the “bump ” and the “hustle.”
George, of course is continuing to work with his wife Gwen and is planning a European tour for the fall. Rockin’ all the way – George and Gwen McCrae shown above with Cash Box r&b editor Jess Levitt when the two T.K. recording stars were honored at a luncheon for the chart success of “Rock Your Baby,” and “Rockin’ Chair” at the affair George and Gwen received a gold “rockin’ chair” for their golden hits.
Gwen McCrae is a very lovely gal whose favorite singers include Aretha, Gladys, Johnny Taylor, the Rev. James Cleveland and Shirley Caesar. Gwen does not appear with George ; she has her own band with six musicians and three backup singers. Gwen is thrilled about the success of her single “Rock in· Chair” and with that behind her she is very anxious to do more touring and eventually get into acting.”