R&B Legend Harvey Scales (1941 - 2019)
I am so heartbroken this morning. My friend and mentor, Harvey Scales died late last night. He was a great songwriting partner and a wealth of information. Harvey received national recognition for co-writing Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single for Johnnie Taylor, "Disco Lady". "Disco Lady" was the very first platinum single in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America, selling over two million copies. It was certified platinum on April 22, 1976. As a result, he was the first songwriter of a platinum single in America. I’m gonna really miss our conversations.