Happy Birthday Van McCoy!

Born on January 6, 1940 and died tragically on July 6, 1979 at too early an age, the music Van McCoy left behind continues to make us want to get up and dance the day away.

This incredible musician worked with countless artists including The Stylistics, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, and more.

His song “The Hustle” hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during the summer of 1975, and even won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance early in 1976.

Celebrate the life and music of Van McCoy and “do the hustle!”