This Day in Black History: June 8, 1968

 “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell was the No. 1 R&B song.

Posted: 06/08/2013 08:00 AM EDT

Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye remain one of the most popular duos in popular music. On June 8, 1968, the two Motown singers' "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" reached the top of the Billboard R&B charts.

The song was the first single from their second album You're All I Need. Written by prolific songwriters Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, it rose to the No. 1 spot in only three weeks of its release. It was also the first of two No. 1 R&B songs by Terrell and Gaye.

Ashford and Simpson also wrote and/or produced all but one of the duo's popular singles, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need to Get By."

BET National News - Keep up to date with breaking news stories from around the nation, including headlines from the hip hop and entertainment world. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. 

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop DoggR. Kelly, Erykah BaduKendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets. Sign up now to attend free film screenings, celebrity basketball games and more.

(Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns)

Videos You May Like

From Our Partners

Related Topics