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Today 02:52 PM

New Book - "Come And Get These Memories"

On October 3, 2019, "Come And Get These Memories: The Genius Of Holland-Dozier-Holland", co-authored by Eddie Holland and Brian Holland with Dave Thompson, will be available from Amazon (U.S.). The current price is quoted as $28.99. (Hardcover)

Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland https://www.amazon.com/dp/1785588672..._C2dIDbY395ST8

The book's description is as follows:

Brian Holland, Edward Holland, and Lamont Dozier, known as Holland-Dozier-Holland or H-D-H, were the greatest songwriting team in American pop music history. Seventy of the songs they wrote reached the Billboard Top 40, with 15 of these reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. No other songwriting team or individual has come close to equaling, let alone surpassing, this record. They’ve been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As tunesmiths for the legendary Motown Record Corporation, and for their own corporations, Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, they wrote and produced hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “I Hear a Symphony,” “Come See About Me,” “Back in My Arms Again” and “Reflections.” Now the legendary composers are ready to reveal the inspirations and stories behind their chart-topping hits, providing millions of fans with the first complete history of their songwriting process, and detail the real-life experiences that led them to write each of their most famous tunes. They will also reveal their creative and intimate relationships with Motown’s biggest stars.
Today 03:24 PM

Alan Hardy, long standing SD member, sad news.

It is with deep sadness I must report some news to you that Alan passed away on the 20th March 2020.

I met Alan through good friends of mine from my 'hospital radio' and broadcast television days at Sky TV, London in the 1990's. This was a total shock to us here in the UK. He was such a knowledgable individual and good fun to be around. We only met up occasionally, but it was the same gang talking about pirate radio in the UK, radio & radio jingles, television, soul, Motown and northern soul. It was a time warp away from politics and change which we always enjoyed. Here is a lovely three page tribute to him on the 'Radio London' website by his good friend Mary Payne. The 'next page' link is right at the bottom:

https://www.radiolondon.co.uk/kneesf.../alanobit.html

It will never be the same without you Alan, rest in peace.
Today 01:33 PM

The Originals - Live at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA

The Originals are Hank Dixon, Walter Gaines, Freddie Gorman & C.P. Spencer:

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Today 10:55 AM

The Jackson Five Live in Paris, 1972

Sorry for the blurred watermark/poor video and sound quality, but I found this to be an incredible time capsule of the brothers, particularly MJ (whose voice was just beginning to change here). Enjoy!


[ETA: Scroll to the left to see from 0:00. Sorry!]
Today 01:15 PM

Marv Johnson - Oh Mary

Released in August 1961 was Marv Johnson's "Oh Mary", admittedly not on a Motown label but written, nevertheless, by Berry Gordy and William Stevenson and produced by Berry too. The B side was a song called "Show Me".

Might take a few listens I think.

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