On this day in 1972 Curtis Mayfield's single 'Freddie's Dead', from the flick, 'Superfly' was certified Gold!

This album still holds up to this day. Rappers and hip hop artists are STILL sampling tracks from this record on a regular basis.

Here's 'Freddie's Dead':

'Superfly':

One of my favorite songs of all time is from Curtis' old group The Impressions. Here's 'It's All Right':