# number 3 in the US and hitting # 1 on the UK singles chart and remaining there for six weeks in September 1970, giving Payne her first gold record.
Session singers Pamela Wilson, Joyce Vincent Wilson, and Telma Hopkins provided the background vocals. Joyce and Telma would later go on to form the group, Tony Orlando & Dawn. Also singing in the background is Freda Payne's sister and future member of the Supremes, Scherrie Payne. Vinnie Bell Plays the electric sitar. Freda Payne's "Band of Gold" was voted number 391 in Rolling Stone magazine's listing of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. written by Holland--Dozier--Holland.