Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas delivered a terrific performance to a very enthusiastic audience at B.B. King’s in New York City on Friday, February 12th.
Tammi Terrell was one of Motown’s brightest stars of the 1960s. Her duets with Marvin Gaye became instant soul classics, and her tragic death from brain cancer just shy of her 25th birthday helped to cement her status as a musical icon.
The way Martha Reeves sees it, there’s really only one way to make great music: The Motown Records way. She applied that method in the new documentary ‘Re:Generation.’
Every kid knows Topps as the famed sports-card manufacturer, but it also had many forays into other worlds of card collectibles.
Farewell to Lee Pockriss, Heavy D, Yvonne “Dixie” Fasnacht, George Rountree, Beryl Davis, Arne Bue Jensen, Liz Anderson, Harold Davison, Hal Kanter and Cory Smoot.
The third part of this four-part series continues with the author’s interviews with Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Leonard Cohen, and others.
Soul queen reflects on her days with Motown, The Jacksons and Marc Bolan
The Jackson 5 hit it big with “I’ll Be There” b/w “One More Chance,” their fourth consecutive No. 1 single and the most successful single of Motown’s “Detroit” period. Photo courtesy of Motown.
Some stories never get old.
Not much time passed during Thursday’s South by Southwest keynote interview before Smokey Robinson told his classic tale about meeting Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. and how the experience changed his life both personally and professionally.