|By David Meikle (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 01:40 pm:|
Can anyone help Graham identify who Shirley is?
I love these pics!
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 01:49 pm:|
I'm wondering whose big shorts are hanging up by her head..
|By acooolcat (18.104.22.168) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 04:18 am:|
I think her surname is Taylor, which was written on the envelope I found this photo in.
The name Shirley Taylor doesn't ring a bell with me. Anyone?
|By benji (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 05:10 am:|
what about sherri taylor? she made a 45 for gloreco records a label that was detroit based as far as i know.
|By Davie Gordon (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:06 pm:|
Shirley Walker of the Fascinations, later on known
as Shirley Lawson ?
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:16 pm:|
Davie, it could be who you say! It would be nice to meet her in Detroit this May too! I love anything by The Fascinations, especially 'Girls are out to get you'. My number one non-Motown single. Imagine meeting her, swoon swoon. I must have played 'Girls' well over 100,000 times. And that is is the last 5 years! As I have said so many times on the forum, 1' 58" of pure heaven. Detroit, I hope you know what you have done to us over here - we love you forever and ever!
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:40 pm:|
Carl Dixon London - You are so wonderful. Thank you for your love. I am going to try and get in touch with all those that I know who worked in the music field in the 60's. Quite a few of them, I'm sure you will be interested in, such as the Detroit Emeralds.
I hope DMeikle sends a flier to those of whom he knows here in the City, and inform them of the affair.
|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:50 pm:|
We will do our utmost to let everyone in the city know about our event.
|By David Meikle (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 01:29 pm:|
Somebody must be able to help Graham identify this group.
|By Davie Gordon (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 02:43 pm:|
I've no idea who the group are but I'm sure
I've seen that chair before :- )
|By acooolcat (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 08:56 pm:|
Davie - I don't think it's Shirley Walker as I've seen her photo and they don't look alike.
Benji - Maybe it's Sherri Taylor - who knows? Just look at all those 45s she had!
The above group photo is another one I found in Detroit... there can't have been many Detroit groups with two-tone afros.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 09:09 pm:|
|By Nikki (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 09:12 pm:|
Graham, I've forwarded your photos to Jim Ellis & Chico Leverett of the Satintones, and to Jay Johnson of the Diablos/4 Sonics. Since they all hail from Detroit and have been involved in the music business for some time, I thought perhaps maybe one of them may have an idea who "Shirley" is and/or the mystery group! I'll post here, or email you directly, if and when I get a response from any of them. It can't hurt at least to give them a shot at it!
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 09:53 pm:|
Many thanks Nikki.
Davie - where have you seen that chair before?
|By ABITHIWTITB (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 10:43 pm:|
John Lester may be able to help you. A latter day version of his girls, the Velvelettes (Cal Gil, Annette McMillan, & Sandra Tilley) posed with this chair, or one just like it.
|By Vickie (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:43 pm:|
She looks a little like Betty Wright, I don't think it is though..but she looked a lot like that back in the day..
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 03:48 am:|
Sis - The Detroit Emeralds! They will do nicely -'Wear this ring...with love, forever'.
I am sure David is beavering away with the plans. I can't wait to come over. I had a great time before and love what I saw happening there. The activity in Greek Town, the riverside, where we took that 2 hour boat trip, from a tourist point of view, I felt more welcome there than many places I had been. I am not so expert as others when it comes to names and trivia, but the good thing about this forum is the educational value of many of the posts and indeed those people that were there during this very creative time. I am honoured to think that I, and others will visit the city in May to express our deep feelings to those who provided the musical back drop of our lives in the UK and helped shape our personalities for the future. I feel it has made us better people all round. It would be especially nice to meet forum members and hopefully guests you may introduce to us.. My my, the internet, who would have thought....
|By 1wicked (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 01:19 pm:|
The b&w photo must be a Norman Whitfield group !! Who else would go with two-tone hair at THAT time ? Maybe an early version of Undisputed Truth ??