Goldmine Magazine, home of the world’s largest music collectibles marketplace, announces its seventh group of inductees in its recently established Hall of Fame
Discussing the past, present, and future of music, Carlos Alomar (Bowie, Lennon, James Brown) tells Goldmine what influenced his musical and personal life
Three of Motown’s giants – Mary Wells, The Miracles and The Marvelettes – have yet to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Stevie Wonder was one of the artists who helped establish Motown as a force to be reckoned within the music world. (Motown)
Inspired by both the emergent rock-funk fusion sounds of Sly & The Family Stone and the socially aware songs of Motown’s latest writing team, the Clan (R. Dean Taylor, Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson and Deke Richards, authors of The Supremes’ “Love Child”), Whitfield and partner Barrett Strong commenced their assault on Motown’s ingrained sensibilities with “Cloud Nine,” a psychedelic-soul synthesis which combined momentum and message to emerge utterly unique.
Nine ladies, in all, would wind up being Supremes. And while everybody knows of Diana Ross and Mary Wilson, many others contributed to a story that has to go down as one of the most fascinating and glamorous in all of pop-music history.
From Johnny Cash and Faron Young to Diana Ross and Duane Allman, vaults offer up diverse gems.