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.
Hip-O Select, the new, Internet-only mail-order division of Universal, raised some eyebrows late in 2004 when it announced it was undertaking one of the most ambitious projects ever from an American record label — nothing short of a complete documentation of the classic hits (and misses) of the Motown Sound.
The buzz going around Motown after the Jackson 5 auditioned for Berry Gordy on July 23, 1968, was deafening.
Here was a seemingly rag-tag group of siblings — the oldest being Jackie at age 17 — from Gary, Ind., with a strict tyrant of a father and a devout Jehovah’s Witness of a mother, that danced up a storm and sang like angels. And they did it so professionally that they were about to outshine many of Motown’s biggest adult stars.