It Will Stand – Liberty, 56166 Our Love Will Grow – Action UK Norman Johnson and the Showmen. General Johnson of the Chairmen Of The Board, who had many great Soul hits in the seventies, was the lead singer in his first group The Showmen. The Showmen were an R&B group who sounded very much like the Drifters and recorded mainly on Swan Records. It will Stand was their biggest hit, both in 1961 and 1964 (you can’t beat re-release royalties). “Our Love Will Grow” was the biggest of these songs at Manchester’s Blue Note club in the late 1960’s. And Kev Roberts puts it at 382 on his own Top 500.