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  1. Roberta, in fairness to Mary, she might not have...

    Roberta, in fairness to Mary, she might not have been told if there were others on the show. I know Martha Reeves was very upset several times when she had been booked & at the gig found out that...
  2. but Mary would have no control over what a...

    but Mary would have no control over what a foreign promoter in a foreign country does, they might not be considered "fake" Drifters in the UK. Mary has to abide by her contract with the promoter.
  3. Great read. She was something else, very...

    Great read. She was something else, very talented. I agree a story on her life would be amazing.
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    1)James Brown 2)Wilson Pickett 3)Bobby Womack and...

    1)James Brown 2)Wilson Pickett 3)Bobby Womack and all 3 were way more then screamers for sure.
  5. Every female Rock & Soul performer from 1964 on...

    Every female Rock & Soul performer from 1964 on owes praise & debt to MARY WELLS & to the Marvelettes. Those are real PIONEERS and if this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame had in real meaning...THEY would be...
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    I read this book this weekend and although I...

    I read this book this weekend and although I enjoyed it, I did not learn anything really new . I thought the first record they had as HDH was "Locking Up My Heart". Also in the back of the book...
  7. Oh yea, Mary was pregnant with twins in that blue...

    Oh yea, Mary was pregnant with twins in that blue gown, when Motown 25 was filmed.She later miscarried. She told me that gown was falling apart while performing. Those newer people running Motown...
  8. They did record the original "I Want You Around"...

    They did record the original "I Want You Around" , never released until a few years ago.
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    wow, I really enjoyed reading this article....

    wow, I really enjoyed reading this article. Thanks for the link. I will be looking for his book. I always loved Diahann Carroll and consider her one of the greatest actresses in HISTORY.
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    "Oh Baby Don't You Weep" by James Brown is better...

    "Oh Baby Don't You Weep" by James Brown is better on the 1964 LIVE album. "I Want A Love I Can See" I like better on the Motortown Revue II LP.
  11. Smokey sings with Mary Wells on the original "I...

    Smokey sings with Mary Wells on the original "I Want You Around".
  12. my fave Major Lance record is "Stay Away From Me"...

    my fave Major Lance record is "Stay Away From Me" on Curtom in '69 or '70.
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    A GREAT talent. Condolences to all his family &...

    A GREAT talent. Condolences to all his family & friends.
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    the Vandellas sing "Who'll take Marys' love, its...

    the Vandellas sing "Who'll take Marys' love, its guaranteed for a lifetime" on Mary Wells' "Guaranteed For A Life time".
  15. I think Smokey had a falling out with Gladys over...

    I think Smokey had a falling out with Gladys over personal issues as Gladys & Claudette were close friends.
  16. The Christmas LP came out before the date of the...

    The Christmas LP came out before the date of the Kennedy assasination because my brother got it on his birthday Nov. 16th. We walked into the record store & flipped when we saw it displayed.The...
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    "Mickeys Monkey" is one of the all-time greatest...

    "Mickeys Monkey" is one of the all-time greatest records. I loved the Miracles LIVE act to this...a great stage performance esp. when Claudette was still performing.
  18. Smokey gonna be at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa,...

    Smokey gonna be at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fl. Oct. 10th.
  19. In 1963, I purchased 2 45's from a "cut out" bin...

    In 1963, I purchased 2 45's from a "cut out" bin .39 ea because they were Motown, "Too Hurt To Cry" with Come on Home on the flip & "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Holland-Dozier on the Motown label...
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    I saw KC a few years ago at Universal Studios,...

    I saw KC a few years ago at Universal Studios, Orlando & he was GREAT.
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    sorry to say that the reason KC distanced himself...

    sorry to say that the reason KC distanced himself from Finch was Finch did got to prison in Ohio for involvement with under age boys. Sad. The Sunshine Band is just a name & has been for many years
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    Patricia Wright was the lead singer on "Oh Yea,...

    Patricia Wright was the lead singer on "Oh Yea, Maybe Baby" as all the Crystals could sing.When I met the group the first time in 1971 it was Barbara, Dee Dee & Mary. Thats when I first had bad...
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    The "promo" copy I saw of Stumble & Fall & Quiet...

    The "promo" copy I saw of Stumble & Fall & Quiet Guy was white & had two stars printed on the Quiet Guy side. This is the first time I've seen the regular Philles label 45 of it. Amazing. The local...
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    many years later I met a New Yorker that had a...

    many years later I met a New Yorker that had a radio promo copy of the Darlene #123 and Quiet Guy was designated the A side.
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    Excellent thread. Next to MOTOWN, Phil Spector...

    Excellent thread. Next to MOTOWN, Phil Spector was my fave "record man" growing up.1964 & the Blossoms on Shindig..." .(He's A)Quiet Guy" by Darlene Love was getting heavy air-play on all the Pop...
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