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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...
  6. Fascinating stuff... First of all, great to see...

    Fascinating stuff... First of all, great to see some of the old clips with many of the people I've had the pleasure of meeting and knowing through the years, many no longer with us... As for this...
  7. Isaac Hayes was a trailblazer on several fronts. ...

    Isaac Hayes was a trailblazer on several fronts. The most impressive thing to me was what he did in his brilliant soundtrack with Shaft... My personal memory of meeting Isaac at O'Hare airport in...
  8. St Regis om West Grand Blvd was close proximity...

    St Regis om West Grand Blvd was close proximity to Motown and General Motors... For those on a tight budget...there was always the 20 Grand Motel...
  9. Russell in the middle...16301

    Russell in the middle...16301
  10. Two legends 16300

    Two legends 16300
  11. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2159087607...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2159087607536708&set=a.102866703158819&type=3&eid=ARCljdnBFHI6Gmgy_ug3KRkMwjApQnisHb0rpS0aiAYuZvaQW8lYWlfS15Nb45KRGMwNND0waO1ffu4O&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBxE6H_xL7...
  12. You're sure to have lots of Fun Fun Fun,...

    You're sure to have lots of Fun Fun Fun, Russell...
  13. Russell Thompkins To Join Legendary Beach Boy Brian WIlson In Pa This Weekend

    Just posted on Brian Wilsons FB page that SD's premier member Russell Thompkins Jr will be joining Brian as a guest this Saturday on his tour stop in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania... Brian's show is...
  14. Some very cool pics. Particularly love the...

    Some very cool pics. Particularly love the Marvin on his little Honda motorbike photo. Marvin used to ride that bike around the neighborhood, stop to talk and show it off to us kids. Several years...
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    According to Gordy...Cloud Nine Was first and...

    According to Gordy...Cloud Nine Was first and then came War by Edwin Starr, the Temptations/Whitfield continued releasing psychedelic stuff, then What's Going On opened the floodgates... Gordy by...
  16. This was always a difficult one for me to figure...

    This was always a difficult one for me to figure out...She has had a legendary music career, got involved in some highly publicized outside commercial involvements and other well publicized business...
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    That sounds about right, although I don't know...

    That sounds about right, although I don't know all the details other than Harry who was in charge of a lot of things wanted the song released. I'm not sure anything would have been released without...
  18. Just learned, the speakers will be Berry Gordy,...

    Just learned, the speakers will be Berry Gordy, Smokey annd Marshall Thompson of the Chi Lites...so the obvious answer to my question is Berry and Smokey covered the cost (Jackie was instrumental to...
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    What's Going On was his greatest "near...

    What's Going On was his greatest "near blunder"...not wanting to release a song with a political message from a company known as a boy meets girl love song operation... One guy who doesn't get the...
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    I've been contacted for interviews in the past,...

    I've been contacted for interviews in the past, even one from people representing Levi's that were doing a project on Detroit music. They arranged to meet me and I did an interview, spending about...
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    When has television, with the possible exception...

    When has television, with the possible exception of PBS from time to time EVER been there to educate anyone???...More like medicate the masses and make a profit doing so...or as has been previously...
  22. You're welcome mowest… Remember that the entire...

    You're welcome mowest… Remember that the entire Walk of Fame operation is a function of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who runs the entire event as an adjunct to historically selling Hollywood to...
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    Yup, there are books out there with I'm sure more...

    Yup, there are books out there with I'm sure more to come...some more realistic and truthful than others...Ralph told it quite well from his perspective as did some others, but some of the books are...
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    Understood, but the issue if you will is the...

    Understood, but the issue if you will is the producers have to sell this program to a broad audience for the project to financially pay off which is why they recruit nationally known people with...
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    That's the impression I get Ralph...but it IS the...

    That's the impression I get Ralph...but it IS the "Making of Motown" and those two virtually "made" Motown...It's on tonight, so I plan to check it out...
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