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    Yes, Paul Drew was the PD who supercharged CKLW...

    Yes, Paul Drew was the PD who supercharged CKLW at the expense of WKNR. He had joined the station earlier that year, from WQXI in Atlanta. And if you have the Contours' "Do You Love Me" album, you'll...
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    Roostertail shows

    Motown Mondays and more in this look at the Roostertail. Anyone catch one or more of those shows, back in the day?

    https://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/roostering
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    - Lee: it was a pleasure to meet you in Detroit in...

    Lee: it was a pleasure to meet you in Detroit in 2016. It was so sad and shocking to hear the news about Gordon. It was a privilege to know him. Here's the West Grand Blog tribute, in case you...
  4. What a gem, Mike, thanks for sharing. This was...

    What a gem, Mike, thanks for sharing. This was the Ram Jam Club in London on the evening of October 23, 1967, and the reason this footage exists is because a French film crew was shooting the band...
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    "I wouldn't have gone on to be with the Supremes...

    "I wouldn't have gone on to be with the Supremes had they asked me," Marlene said in Vickie Wright's book. "I felt loyalty to the Andantes and my young son. I knew I was just filling in and it was a...
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    When Marlene substituted for Flo

    For any Forum DRATS readers who didn't see the recent New York Times story about the Supremes' deb-party appearance, there's this:
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/girls-in-grosse-pointe
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    Looking back at 2018

    A round-up of the year's highlights (maybe it should have been called "Reflections"):
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/looking-back
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    Beans & Joni

    An unusual connection between Motown and Joni Mitchell in Susan ("Women of Motown") Whitall's new book:
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/stringbean-band
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    Jamerson abroad

    Former Motown UK press officer Bob Fisher remembers (in blog comments in this link) the time that James Jamerson came to the UK with Diana Ross and *nearly* gave an interview to Melody Maker's...
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    Before Motown

    The latest blog from Adam White looks at some of the 1958 sides that BG made, including Briant Holland.
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/what-goes-around
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    "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)"?

    "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)"?
  12. Try this one: ...

    Try this one:

    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/these-also-served
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    "Do I Love You"

    This blog contains fresh information about the Frank Wilson recording, plus comments from various Forum members. Obviously, "Do I..." is still a topic of interest...
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  14. Woodward: I have a little more info. The Couzens...

    Woodward: I have a little more info. The Couzens address was that of Prodigal Records, and sales staff for the new Hitsville Distributing were recruited there before it opened for business in the...
  15. Woodward: the exact address was 18465 James...

    Woodward: the exact address was 18465 James Couzens. But I don't have access to photos, I'm afraid.
  16. Motown runners-up on the Billboard Hot 100

    The latest West Grand blog looks at the 45s which *almost* made the top:

    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/justice-denied
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    This Billboard obit for Regan is fuller,...

    This Billboard obit for Regan is fuller, indicating his early time plugging Motown records in California when he was at an indie distributor, and later when he joined the company under Jay Lasker in...
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    Frances Burnett

    Frances' name has come up in the Forum over the years. This is more of her backstory:
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/your-mother-called
  19. In a post-Motown interview with Blues & Soul,...

    In a post-Motown interview with Blues & Soul, Dean mentioned "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" and "Bernadette" as songs he was involved with, as well as "I'll Turn To Stone," "I'm In A Different...
  20. Another view of the 1965 Tamla UK tour...

    ...by the Detroit journalist who was with everyone on the bus:

    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/van-on-the-road
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    Here's some more info about Motown's background...

    Here's some more info about Motown's background in the UK before the 1965 launch of Tamla Motown:

    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/billboard-booklet
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    Tamla-Motown Is Hot, Hot, Hot!

    Pete Fellemanís name has come up on the Forum a few times in relation to the Supremes. Hereís more on his background:
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/pete-felleman
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    Where there's Smoke...

    More of the "Being With You" backstory, including Mary J. Blige:
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/kim-to-katy
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    A good point, well made, RanRan. Although to...

    A good point, well made, RanRan. Although to include the contract signing dates for all those artists would have lengthened the list substantially, and assuming such dates are all known and accurate....
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    20 milestones in Motown history

    What $800 bought...
    http://www.adampwhite.com/westgrandblog/2018/1/11/20-milestones-in-motown-history
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