Happy Birthday Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” [VIDEO]
Albert Green was born on April 13, 1946, in Forrest City, Arkansas. As a teenager Green and his brothers, Walter, William, and Robert, formed a gospel quartet, The Green Brothers. Though he sang in the gospel group, Green had developed an affinity for both religious and popular music.
At age 12 Green moved with his family to Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city about 180 miles west of Detroit. Four years later, he and several school friends formed a pop group, the Creations. In 1967 the group, renamed Al Green and the Soulmates, recorded the pop hit “Back Up Train” for the Hotline label; the song rose to number five on the R&B charts and number 41 on the Billboard charts. Despite the song’s success the group did not score a follow-up hit and disbanded soon after. Check out Al Green’s first number one hit ” Let’s Stay Together”