When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967 to establish their own Invictus/Hot Wax (4) group of record labels, General Johnson was teamed with Eddie Custis, Danny Woods (3) & Canadian born Harrison Kennedy as the new company's flagship act, under the appropriate name "Chairmen of the Board". Custis left the group after their second album.
Although they all had a turn at lead vocals, Johnson's voice is lead on their biggest hit, "Give Me Just a Little More Time", released in December 1969, with one million sales confirmed in May 1970. Johnson's quirky hiccup-laden style and his songwriting became increasingly showcased into the 70's, although the band's second biggest hit, "Pay To The Piper" featured a lead vocal by Danny Woods.
The Chairmen of the Board were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.