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  1. 77 Years ago our wonderful Florence Ballard came into our universe.

    Today, June 30, will be exactly 77 years since Florence Ballard was born, the ninth member of her household.

    Think of the joy that she has brought to all of us during her shortened life.
    We can...
  2. Motown Museum reopening on July 15, 2020.

    This news broke today. Although there will be numerous restrictions due to the coronvirus, the best news is that photography will now be allowed inside the museum. It was prohibited previously.
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    Motown Face Masks - Availability?

    If anyone learns of anyone producing face masks with any Motown insignias on them, please let everyone know. I, for one, would be extremely interested.

    Thanks. Some business person should...
  4. Stevie Wonder spurs action on BLM from today's Free Press

    https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2020/06/23/stevie-wonder-spurs-action-blm-move-more-than-your-mouth/3246331001/
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    It was great seeing this again as I haven't seen...

    It was great seeing this again as I haven't seen it since it was broadcast.

    A question that someone might know the answer to. Larry Marshak ---- is he still in the FAKE Marvelette sponsorship? ...
  6. New Mercedes Benz commercial featuring MY GIRL - Stevie Wonder

    I don't know whether anyone else has heard this, but I heard it last evening for the first ever.

    https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZFHZ/2020-mercedes-benz-glb-my-girl-song-by-stevie-wonder-t1#
  7. Does anyone remember Maybe Tomorrow by the Four Tops featuring Phjyllis Hyman?

    I recently discovered through a good friend that a duet exists featuring Levi Stubbs and the legendary Phyllis Hyman from 1985. It was featured in the MAGIC album that was released that year.
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    For the benefit of younger members who may not...

    For the benefit of younger members who may not recall Marv Tarplin. Here is a nice recap of his history and the role he played at Motown.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77373304/marv-tarplin
  9. I was curious to see who had the most number of...

    I was curious to see who had the most number of songs in the Top 101. Much to my surprise it was Stevie Wonder. He had a total of 15 songs mentioned - 14.9%. A good performance by Stevie Wonder. ...
  10. I have a commercial regular Motown background...

    I have a commercial regular Motown background copy of Motown 1332. Side 1 is Take Me Clear From Here b/w I Just Want to Celebrate. The individual who gave me this copy wrote on the sleeve "This...
  11. Bless You - Jimmy Ruffin could have sold tons of singles.

    What do other members think about this song? I personally think that it could have been released as a single and sold nearly as many as his other great singles. It was included in his JR Sings Top...
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    Maybe some forum member who knows either Dave...

    Maybe some forum member who knows either Dave Marsh or Nelson George should contact them to express the interest in a book. Nelson George is an excellent writer and would be a perfect person to do...
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    Not to disagree with Grape about the many errors...

    Not to disagree with Grape about the many errors in spelling and grammar, I submit that the book Confessions of The Hummingbird written by Al Kent has to have the world's worst record for spelling...
  14. I would be more inclined had she designated a...

    I would be more inclined had she designated a percentage of the proceeds to the Motown Museum Expansion. I wish more Motown artists who are still performing would stand up and be accounted for in...
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    Maybe the fact that he was born in Pittsburgh, PA...

    Maybe the fact that he was born in Pittsburgh, PA instead of the Motor City, that might have worked against him. To my knowledge the only other Motown artist who was from Pennsylvania was the one...
  16. Motown Museum temporarily closed until further notice.

    I just went into www.motownmuseum.org and discovered something that all members might want to be aware of.

    A notice is posted as follows:

    It is in the best interest of our staff, guests, and...
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    Not to my knowledge. They are the only "major"...

    Not to my knowledge. They are the only "major" group as far as I know that a book has never been written about. My personal consensus is this is because nothing scandalous has been ever divulged...
  18. Wow, I am surprised at the great number that were...

    Wow, I am surprised at the great number that were released. I especially noted the Caroline Crawford which I would LOVE to obtain. I got my Ruff'N Ready as a gift and
    I was totally unaware that...
  19. Universal Music Special Markets [Reel Music] - Jimmy Ruffin

    I went to play my Ruff'NReady by Jimmy Ruffin tonight and just discovered by reading the CD case that this was produced in 2009 by Universal Music Special Markets in conjunction with Reel Music. ...
  20. Question on Where Did Our Love Go album - Motown 621

    After looking at my album displayed on the wall today for the 1,000th time in my lifetime, I discovered something that I missed for the last 999 times.

    To the right side as Mary faces you there is...
  21. I agree also. Some rare and unseen pictures were...

    I agree also. Some rare and unseen pictures were used. How about one for Jimmy Ruffin? Keep on plugging.
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    Agree, however, David Ruffin tried to the best of...

    Agree, however, David Ruffin tried to the best of his capability to change the name of the Temptations to David Ruffin and the Temptations. Wonder what the ultimate destiny of the group would have...
  23. Motown Performers FIRST Television Appearances

    I was just reading the following in Robin Seymour's new book just published.

    Johnny Carson asked his guest Smokey Robinson "Your first appearance on television was on American Bandstand, right?" ...
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    Tom: This is very interesting, I really...

    Tom: This is very interesting, I really appreciate your extra effort to include it in the thread. I intend to attempt to print it out, hopefully it will be readable.

    I was especially surprised...
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    Motown Catalog booklets

    I have in my possession a 60 page 5"x8" yellow cover booklet entitled Fall/Winter 1985 Motown Catalog.

    The Table of Contents includes albums and cassettes, Motown 25 albums, Anthologies & gift...
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