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Morrissey picked Bob & Marcia's song "Young, Gifted and Black" in Morrissey's favourite 13 singles of all time (2010).

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Jamaican vocal duo formed by Bob Andy (Keith Anderson (4)) and Marcia Griffiths who became a member of the I threes backing Bob Marley. The duet reach #5 UK hit single in 1970 with their cover of Nina Simone's "Young, Gifted and Black" and a #11 hit in 1971 with "Pied Piper". They discontinued their partnership in the mid-1970s, both feeling that it was not bringing them adequate financial reward.


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Bob and Marcia were a Jamaican vocal duo, that consisted of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths. They had a #5 UK hit single in 1970 with "Young, Gifted and Black". They followed up with "Pied Piper", which peaked at #11 in the UK Singles Chart in 1971. Those two releases spent a total of twenty five weeks in that chart in a period of less than eighteen months. They discontinued their partnership in the mid-1970s, both feeling that it was not bringing them adequate financial reward.