Members: Ken Knox (vocals, sax), Thomas Hunter (vocals, keys), Richard Carey Figueroa “Richie Rich” (vocals) and The Executives - Patrick B. McGuire (Lead Singer), Raymond "Squeaky" Barber (Lead Guitar), Ron Henderson (Rhythm Guitar), Lonnie Lewis (Keyboards), Melvin Turner (Drums) and Jerry "Dee" Washington (Bass Guitar)
Best known for the stuttering single "Give Me Just a Little More Time," the Chairmen of the Board were one of the smoothest and most popular soul acts to emerge from Detroit in the early '70s.
Although their time at the top of the R&B charts was brief — their first Top Ten arrived in 1970, their last in 1973 — they recorded a handful of '70s soul classics, all distinguished by the high, trembling vocals of the late General Norman Johnson (1941-2010), who also wrote the bulk of the group's material.
In 1972, the band emerged from hiatus to tour throughout the Southeast Beach music circuit, where their singles were continually regional hits. Although the Chairmen remained out of the mainstream R&B spotlight, Johnson's songs became hits for the likes of Clarence Carter, Freda Payne, and Honey Cone. The Chairmen of the Board continued touring and releasing albums until 1976, when they disbanded, with each member releasing solo albums.
Since the early 1980s the band has remained a staple of the Carolina Beach Music scene and was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995.