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  1. To me, a lifelong fan, Diana's 90s releases,...

    To me, a lifelong fan, Diana's 90s releases, easily rivals her domestic 70s peak. Critically, from 1991's "The Force Behind the Power", personally tied with "The Boss" to 1997's "Everyday is a New...
  2. No you're not. The term "Rock n Roll" was...

    No you're not. The term "Rock n Roll" was automatically confusing with the first round of inductees. "Pop Hall of Fame" should be a little more elastic.....only time will tell.

    It's like the word...
  3. Why Jimi remember that Ms. Anna Gordy Gaye would...

    Why Jimi remember that Ms. Anna Gordy Gaye would receive royalties?
    So though "When Did You Stop Loving Me" grew on me, radio programmers didn't react the way they did instantly on "What's Going...
  4. Wow! Those arches as a backdrop looks like the...

    Wow! Those arches as a backdrop looks like the Hollywood Bowl. But the arches are pretty far back and would be hard to capture them standing so close to it. Me thinks?
  5. Diana certainly deserves to be included and...

    Diana certainly deserves to be included and really should have been in the initial round. The Motown Mount Rushmore of Artists, Diana, Marvin, Stevie and Smokey along with the already included...
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    Quite informative, thank you. In America, several...

    Quite informative, thank you. In America, several black Djs like Frankie Crocker, Sunny Joe White, etc gain more notoriety with a mixed audience in the 70s from Rhythm Crossover radio...
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    Where did Shirley Bassey or Cleo Laine fall? In...

    Where did Shirley Bassey or Cleo Laine fall? In the states Shirley is considered Adult Contemporary and Cleo a jazz artist. Though they have black heritage, they aren't perceived that way.
    Shirley's...
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    Did the BBC ever make the ultimate leap and hire...

    Did the BBC ever make the ultimate leap and hire a black dj who was supportive of soul music or have a dedicated hour to Soul Music??,
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    In somewhat order of the impact on me: Where Did...

    In somewhat order of the impact on me:
    Where Did Our Love Go
    Come See about Me
    Ask Any Girl
    Back in My Arms Again
    Stop! In the Name of Love
    Nothing but Heartaches
    I Hear a Symphony
    Love is...
  10. Thread: Tarzan

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    Tarzan

    The episode of "Tarzan" was recently shown on cable in the San Francisco Bay Area [[H&I channel Heroes & Icons). [[Set your Comcast cable DVR under Diana Ross and you get all sorts of surprises...
  11. Thread: Supremes 70s

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    Supremes 70s

    Listening to The Supremes 70s boxed set, even the swan song "Mary, Scheme and Susan's", I was struck by joy and ebullience. It sounds fun. And the fact that each lady had their moments fans were...
  12. Though I still possess that youthful 60s-70s...

    Though I still possess that youthful 60s-70s look, I am so happy to be here today to celebrate and experience this wonderful honor and from my dearly beloved President Obama... and the fans can be...
  13. I had hoped that one day she would get this...

    I had hoped that one day she would get this award! The fact that it is President Obama presenting it to her, makes it all the sweeter!

    Bravo! Not that you needed another acknowledgment, but, this...
  14. I cannot remember where or when I first heard...

    I cannot remember where or when I first heard "Ascension". Columbia/Sony had a strong developing word of mouth campaign. MTV ruled and I wasn't a fan of terrestrial radio. Press and word of mouth,...
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    As Mr. Gordy shared, creating the subsidiary...

    As Mr. Gordy shared, creating the subsidiary labels was a minor stroke of brilliance especially in regards to AirPlay. Since pre-Civil Rights were chosen by a quota system of sorts, Mainstream and...
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    It took the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame to be...

    It took the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame to be televised. I wonder and hope one day soon the R&B Hall of Fame will soon be as well. There are certainly a number of niche channels that one of them could...
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    Though I unfortunately was unable to attend,...

    Though I unfortunately was unable to attend, friends had bought me a $12 [[jeez how tix prices have soared)"Dress up with Diana" ticket, Mary did sing, but, it was edited out, perhaps the segment had...
  18. You're right about the "My Love is Your Love...

    You're right about the "My Love is Your Love Tour". At the Universal Ampitheater date, the first 5 songs went well....but, she became increasingly distracted. A fan had given her a big beautiful...
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    That Bob Hope Special was a heartbreaker. The...

    That Bob Hope Special was a heartbreaker. The stage looked sensational with all the "diana" album covers. Not a single song from the album was sung. On "The Boss" and nearly every subsequent album...
  20. If you have standards and demand respect, a woman...

    If you have standards and demand respect, a woman is labeled difficult. Chump is the most disgusting, overweight, mendacious creature to grace the campaign trail......but all you hear about is Sec....
  21. These ladies actually look better than they did...

    These ladies actually look better than they did in their youth. [[I have met "Diana" several times, but, I would never claim to know her personally. [[Her name to the general public is "Diana" not...
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    Diana is the only one that gets royalties from...

    Diana is the only one that gets royalties from her entire career. But her fortune really came in the late 70s and she formed Diana Ross Enterprises. The first successful venture was her first HBO...
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    That's based on the list of Supremes albums and...

    That's based on the list of Supremes albums and single sales that has been floating around for several years so I cannot vouch for its accuracy. But it certainly sounds close, I trust.

    Remember...
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    No, no, actually I did, that's why I feel there...

    No, no, actually I did, that's why I feel there are far too many nominees. It is become difficult to tell just what "Rock 'n Roll" means, it's so watered down. Unfortunately, email can be challenging...
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    The nominees should have been pared down to 1, 2...

    The nominees should have been pared down to 1, 2 or 3 nominees years ago when the Rock 'n Roll Era nominees were now included. Tupac and Journey should be no brainers. Janet Jackson fans, according...
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