May 29: Tyrone Davis Scored a No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 Hit On This Date In 1970

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Atlantic Records

Tyrone Davis, an African American of R&B fame, released the classic tune “Turn Back the Hands of Time.”

Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson collaborated on the song’s lyrics. Willie Henderson is the song’s producer. “Turn Back the Hands of Time” was written by Daniels and Thompson in response to Daniels’ romantic issues at the time. Davis’s 1968 smash “Can I Change My Mind” was co-written by Daniels. Some of the same musicians who worked on the 1968 hit were present during the recording session for “Turn Back the Hands of Time.”

Davis’s second huge success, “Turn Back the Hands of Time,” was released as a single in February 1970. On Billboard’s R&B Singles chart, it lasted two weeks at the top. On May 29, 1970, the song peaked at number three on Billboard’s Pop Chart, according to Best of Date. The track was also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Then one million copies were finally sold. Davis’ track “Turn Back the Hands of Time” is taken from his eponymous album.

This full-length effort “ranks among the top soul LPs of its era,” according to MTV.

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