Edwin Starr's first hit was "Agent 'Double-0' Soul" (1965), a reference to the spy craze popular at the time. In 1957, He began his singing career by forming a doo-wop group, The Future Tones. In the 1960s he lived in Detroit, Michigan and recorded for Ric-Tic, a small record label and later for Motown Records after it absorbed Ric-Tic in 1968.
One of THE most iconic songs of all time yet it failed to hit big in the UK. Dodie West scrapped into the bottom end of the chart and Cilla included in on an album and EP but the awesome original by the sensational Little Anthony did nothing. There is no justice in this world!