On this day in music history: October 30, 1971 - “Trapped By A Thing Called Love” by Denise LaSalle hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #13 on the Hot 100 on the same date. Written by Denise LaSalle, it is the biggest hit for the Mississippi born soul singer. The single is arranged by Willie Mitchell and is recorded at Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, TN with the same musicians used by singer Al Green. LaSalle will record her lead vocal in one take. After the session, LaSalle will not be satisfied with her performance on the song and believes it won’t be a hit, in spite of Mitchell reassuring her that it will be. The song will be shelved for several months before Westbound Records founder Armen Boladian calls up Willie Mitchell and asks him to remix the track. When the label isn’t satisfied with the new mixes, they will go ahead and release the original master and it takes off very quickly. “Trapped By A Thing Called Love” will sell over a million copies, being certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.