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    Yes, Otis did pull the classic group together and...

    Yes, Otis did pull the classic group together and at that point, for a lot of these singers, The Temptations were the best thing going... fairly steady work, even in the leaner days as opposed to a...
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    Yes, like Janet, Tina was an accomplished dancer...

    Yes, like Janet, Tina was an accomplished dancer as opposed to Gladys who was merely a songstress and a great one, but much different audience expectations and demographics than Tina or Janet... As...
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    I think Otis realized early on that lacking...

    I think Otis realized early on that lacking stylistic lead vocal abilities that would make him marketable to many other groups, he needed to come up with more than just his voice to solidify his...
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    I'd surmise Gladys and Janet are appealing to two...

    I'd surmise Gladys and Janet are appealing to two different audiences... Janet's followers are younger and more MTV generation and beyond...Gladys was and is more of a standup singer appealing to a...
  5. 1-2-3 was Lens break from the Dovells and became...

    1-2-3 was Lens break from the Dovells and became his biggest hit as a solo artist I guess after learning that being a solo artist paid more than being a member of a group......A much slicker...
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    After reading these remarks, I had to check out...

    After reading these remarks, I had to check out this interview and took about all I could before giving up. Yes, the interviewer was obnoxious and overbearing, however in her defense, Betty, a...
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    Best way to quit if possible... I hope Robbs dad...

    Best way to quit if possible... I hope Robbs dad isn't a golfer... The most irritating thing for a golfer is to get to the green and sunflower seed shells are laying all over the place...LOL
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    Three corresponding factors were coincidentally...

    Three corresponding factors were coincidentally increased and popularized by the cigarette industry at around the same time lung cancer rates continued increasing despite smoking declining in the...
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    Thanks Boogiedown... Unfortunately, after my...

    Thanks Boogiedown... Unfortunately, after my other ordeal, I delayed my rotator cuff surgery and since that's also a very long recovery...decided to put it off and my arm recovered a bit from my 9...
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    I think the bottom line here is Dionne has a lot...

    I think the bottom line here is Dionne has a lot more to lose here than her voice...And it probably stinks being around her smoking that much...:rolleyes:
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    Thank you Gary... Yup, cancer is a very...

    Thank you Gary... Yup, cancer is a very frightening diagnosis. I was so fortunate that it got caught fairly early quite by accident as I was getting my injured rotator cuff MRI'd and they discovered...
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    Perhaps finding out you have lung cancer will...

    Perhaps finding out you have lung cancer will encourage some people to decide to never smoke another cigarette as happened in my case from the instant of my diagnosis over three years ago...Nicotine...
  13. I used to watch Soupy as a youngster, but other...

    I used to watch Soupy as a youngster, but other than that I actually preferred the Mickey Mouse Club from California... Jimmie and Roy, Karen, Cubby, and of course Annette (the REAL Mouseketeers)...
  14. I think I told this story before, but the (weird)...

    I think I told this story before, but the (weird) son of a family friend opened a Disco in Detroit at the old Sidney Hill swim club on 8 Mile Rd in the early 80's and they had a fundraiser there...
  15. I'm sure there are some pics somewhere I've seen...

    I'm sure there are some pics somewhere I've seen through the years, although unlike today, everyone wasn't walking around with video cellphones...
  16. Nope...Auntie Dee was the BIG TIME...sort of like...

    Nope...Auntie Dee was the BIG TIME...sort of like Ed Sullivan for Detroit kids... I heard she was in a threesome with Captain Jolly and Soupy Sales...
  17. Actually, I had quite a shot at being the FIRST...

    Actually, I had quite a shot at being the FIRST Michael Jackson...or he could have possibly have been the second ME as I was very popular at parties and talent shows... I also got invited to the...
  18. Much as I hate to admit it..during my early...

    Much as I hate to admit it..during my early performing career, as a 10 year old...I sang on the Popeye show with the old Poopdeck Paul... They actually wanted me back for regular appearances, but my...
  19. Feinstein mentioned those artists living in...

    Feinstein mentioned those artists living in California because she was Chairing the committe and Sen Kamala Harris was also there...those being the TWO current California U.S. Senators people and...
  20. Actually, Tina struggled following her launching...

    Actually, Tina struggled following her launching a solo career, working small clubs with a few backup singer/dancers and small musical combos and was heavily in debt going back to her Ike days... I...
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    You are indeed correct... although until it's...

    You are indeed correct... although until it's official ending, only a slight trickle of releases were issued through that label until it's ultimate dissolution...
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    Actually, Motown financially thrived in Los...

    Actually, Motown financially thrived in Los Angeles until the mid 80's when it began to decline amid shaky management and Berry Gordy having moved aside... Back to Detroit mid 70's, once Invictus...
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    I actually believe that HDH had to scramble to...

    I actually believe that HDH had to scramble to find artists, musicians, and groups for their new label, made up of many 3rd tier Motown musicians and singers trying to get through the doors at Motown...
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    No...Active from 1964 to 1968...

    No...Active from 1964 to 1968...
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    That's what Berry Gordy stated in the recent...

    That's what Berry Gordy stated in the recent Hitsville: The Making of Motown special on Showtime, but I believe it was a lot more than that....Funny though that following HDH's departure, the band...
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