Chairmen of the Board were originally formed in 1967 as the flagship act of Holland/Dozier/Holland's Invictus/Hot Wax record labels. General Johnson's unique voice and style, along with his strong talent for songwriting, thrusted him to the forefront of the group. The group sold over a million copies of their single, "Give Me Just a Little More Time," which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969. Chairmen of the Board followed with other hits "You've Got Me Dangling On A String," "Pay To the Piper," "Everything's Tuesday," and the original version of "Patches."
The group became a fan favorite on the beach music scene, leading to Johnson trade marking the phrase "Carolina Beach Music." As a way to keep their artistic freedom and independence they formed Surfside Records in 1980 and immediately recorded the hit song "Carolina Girls." Sadly, General Johnson passed away in late 2010 from lung cancer. At the same time, original member, Danny Woods left the group. Long time group member, Ken Knox assembled new members, Richard Carey Figueroa and Thomas Hunter, along with a renewed back up band that includes a large horn section to kick off the 2011 "Tribute to General Johnson" tour. Those that have seen the new The Chairmen of the Board at the House of Blues or Raleigh’s Lincoln Theater know that the Chairmen remain “beach music’s finest”!