On this day in music history: August 5, 1972 - "Where Is The Love" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 1 week on July 22, 1972, and peaking at #5 on the Hot 100 on August 12, 1972

On this day in music history: August 5, 1972 - "Where Is The Love" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 1 week on July 22, 1972, and peaking at #5 on the Hot 100 on August 12, 1972. Written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter, it is the third single from the duos eponymously titled duet album. Originally written for The 5th Dimension, MacDonald and Salter never have the opportunity to get the song to the group. When Flack and Hathaway are recording their first duet album in 1971, MacDonald (a friend of Flack's) play the song for her. Needing one more song for the album, she agrees to record it. Working jointly with producers Joel Dorn and Arif Mardin, they assemble a team of top studio musicians to play on the track that include Chuck Rainey (bass), Bernard Purdie (drums), Eric Gale (guitar), Jack Jennings (vibes), Flack and Hathaway (acoustic and electric piano), and Ralph MacDonald himself (percussion). The single wins the duo a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group. "Where Is The Love" is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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