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“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes. The...
Radio Facts – I was reading an article that stated that same money today would be valued at $6000.00Originally posted on 2011-08-29 00:20:07Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 "“ August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during the 1960s. Edwards created the Motown Museum, Hitsville U.S.A., by preserving the label's Detroit studio.
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LITTLE RICHARDLittle Richard was the heart of Rock N’ Roll - wild and crazy, brilliant, amazing - certainly one of a kind. Long before he became an ardent fan of Motown, I had been inspired by his music and showmanship antics.
KaniBeatz gears up for the release of his latest single “Mr Man”, a collaboration with Teni and JoeboySplitting his time between London and Lagos, KaniBeatz is a musician with a particular perspective and worldview, allowing him to inject his music with a variety of influences resulting in a wholly unique style. Beginning to release music in 2014, Kani drew from UK influences such as Bonobo to create music with organic sles and creative sounds, backed with an undeniable African rhythmic character.
The Sam Cooke story was interesting before his death but continued to be interesting AFTER his death as well. The Netflix movie tells a great story but leaves a LOT of information out too.Sam Cooke's 1964 death has always been incredibly interesting because it was beyond evident that it was a set-up.
I've worked in the music and radio industry for many years and I have met a lot of celebrities, politicians and major stars, I was MOST impressed with Berry Gordy. I cannot imagine what this man just have been up against starting a record label in the late 50s and early 60s but his situation proves what can happen when a black man's family believes in him and supports him. This is my favorite sketch of all the ones I've done too.
Originally posted on 2013-10-14 21:52:50 Maxine Powell, who is known for smoothing out the rough edges of Motown's diamonds in the rough and turning them into polished jewels, died this morning at Providence Hospital in Southfield. She was 98.Born in Texarkana, Texas, and raised in my hometown of Chicago, Powell was one of the founding members of Motown’s Artist Development department.Berry Gordy Jr.
A Motown National Tour Looks Likely Based On New Audition Calls As Motown The Musical In New York Continues As One Of The Hottest Shows On BroadwayMotown Broadway appears ready to spread its wings and embark on a national tour next year. Catch the show in New York City now with some performances under $50 per ticket at Financial Firebird's Ticket-Broadway.com site withMotown The Musical casting calls last week indicate a Motown National tour should be announced for 2014. Auditions took place in both New York And Chicago.
(sketch of industry legend Mr. Berry Gordy by Kev Ross theartdive.com)Over the last few weeks, I've been posting some of my collection of sketch art for the industry and I've been approached numerous times to do some sort of industry tribute collection. My team and several industry people think this is a great idea and I have to admit this will be a LOT of work and I'd like your input (and pre-orders, I'm not stupid) (lol) to determine if this will be done.
STATEMENT ON PASSING OF DICK CLARKI'm saddened and devastated over the loss of my dear friend, Dick Clark. We were friends for over 50 years. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family, especially his wonderful wife, Kari, who took such incredible care of him always.Dick was always there for me and Motown, even before there was a Motown. He was an entrepreneur, a visionary and a major force in changing pop culture and ultimately influencing integration. It happened first emotionally. Music can do that. He didn't do it from a soap box, he just did it.
The Spinners have had a very interesting tenure. They are one of a very few groups who have had so many changes with lead...
Santa Monica, CA: In the 50th anniversary year of Motown, April 2, 2009 will mark the 70th birthday of the late great Marvin Gaye. Sadly, April 1 will also mark the 25th anniversary of his tragic death the day before his 45th birthday. Motownâ„¢s top solo male artist of the â„¢60s, led by his Å“I Heard It Through The Grapevine "at one time the biggest selling single in Motown historyÃ‚ ¾Gaye became the labelâ„¢s most revolutionary artist in the â„¢70s, breaking down barriers whether singing about the body or the soul, social consciousness or sexual politics.