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  1. Sorry to learn of his passing. His name was...

    Sorry to learn of his passing. His name was commonplace with me every time I read the booklets that were included with the many recordings he was involved in being remastered. We all owe a debt of...
  2. Thread: Gwen Gordy

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    I would love to see the photo of Gwen with Jamal...

    I would love to see the photo of Gwen with Jamal Trice, attachment 1898, but after a dozen attempts to open it, I did not succeed.

    Do you have any other trick up your sleeve to make it available? ...
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    - The thing you have to be concerned about is the...

    The thing you have to be concerned about is the shipping and handling. The book is over 600 pages long and strongly resembles a Sears Roebuck catalog like they used to put out.

    There are a lot of...
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    Thanks for posting this. I was playing some of...

    Thanks for posting this. I was playing some of the Jackson Five songs last weekend and enjoy hearing them again. It seems to me that the J5 get very little attention on the forum.
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    Motown 50 Podcast Series question

    In his book I Hear a Symphony by Andrew Flory, in the notes for Chapter 2 the following reference is made:

    In 1963 Gordy remarked that Motown's staff comprised between fifth and sixty people;...
  6. Thread: LGBT Motown!!

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    I just noticed by looking at the picture that...

    I just noticed by looking at the picture that this was the UK version. There was a US version GA 90001 which is virtually identical. Surprised it was released in both places.
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    Here is his obituary and a recap of his life by...

    Here is his obituary and a recap of his life by the legendary Susan Whitall. How many remember Wild Weekend? It was a fabulous song. I was never aware of the connection between Tom and the song.
    ...
  8. Thread: LGBT Motown!!

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    If you do a search in the search block you will...

    If you do a search in the search block you will learn the legacy of Joe Shillair. I am the one who went to painstaking efforts to put this onto the Motown forum for everyone to see. There are two...
  9. Thread: LGBT Motown!!

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    A friend who is no longer living but was a Motown...

    A friend who is no longer living but was a Motown employee in Detroit and later Los Angeles told me one time that he went into a LGBT bar in Detroit and lo and behold
    there was Jackie Wilson. I...
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    One additional thing to consider about the entire...

    One additional thing to consider about the entire financial situation. What role did the DHHS have in this property? Flo was on public assistance benefits when she was at this house and many states...
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    mistercarter: When you receive the book, please...

    mistercarter: When you receive the book, please let other forum members know. I would be very curious to know if there are any worthwhile previously unpublished pictures in it. Thanks in advance.
  12. Philly and Beyond - What's Going On article from Philadelphia Tribune

    Of special note in this story is that on 5/28 CNN will re-air Don Lemon's What's Going On show.
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    Martha was quoted somewhere as saying the A side...

    Martha was quoted somewhere as saying the A side of the Stubborn Kind of Fellow featured them on all of them. So I went to www.dftmc.info and found out what the "official" corporate records as...
  14. I checked mine but I only have the M&V one. Mine...

    I checked mine but I only have the M&V one. Mine has the top cover seam loose, but not the back cover loose. My speculation from looking at mine is that the glue was not a high quality glue and...
  15. Were any Motown stars ever covered by Time Magazine?

    I was in my local WalMart today looking at the publications that they carry. I saw a decent size publication by TIME [owned by Meredith Corporation] that was for sale. It had a unique picture of...
  16. Upcoming Marvin Gaye celebrations during 2021-50th Anniversary.

    Wow, they are even going to name a street where he used to live after him as Marvin Gaye Drive. Great news.

    Note the new items that will go on sale through the www.motownmuseum.org website this...
  17. Temptations planning 60th Anniversary Celebration

    https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2021/05/14/temptations-60th-anniversary-celebration-tour-concert-broadway/5088536001/
  18. Two Motown legends would have celebrated their birthdays today!

    Mary Wells was born 5/13/1943 and would be 78 years old today if she were alive.

    also

    Barney Ales was born 5/13/1934 and would be 87 years old today is he were alive.


    Two Motown legends...
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    NO, I DID NOT. Thank you. Will do so as you...

    NO, I DID NOT. Thank you. Will do so as you suggest.
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    You are very kind. Fortunately, I have every...

    You are very kind. Fortunately, I have every issue of the FBFC newsletters that were ever issued. I would like to see one of the SMV Fan Club issues as I have never seen one of them. Thank you for...
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    Frances Baugh of SMV Fan Club

    Does anyone know the whereabouts of Frances Baugh who used to run the SMV Fan Club out of Brooklyn, NY? How can I get in touch with her?

    In case you are unfamiliar SMV stands for Supremes,...
  22. Thanks for locating this very interesting and...

    Thanks for locating this very interesting and informative video. First one of the series I have seen. I wish that she would do some similar videos on the great artists that recorded for Motown. ...
  23. Grammy Museum unveils new Motown Exhibit May 21

    Compliments of Soul Tracks.

    The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has unveiled plans for a new Motown Exhibit on May 21 that will run through winter of 2021.
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  24. Concord Affiliate buys 145,000 music copyrights including several Motown artists

    This information was released yesterday telling about a Concord affiliate buying 145,000 music copyrights. In the release it mentions Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, but the pictured record album...
  25. Tribute to Esther Gordy Edwards On What Would Have Been Her 101st Birthday!

    Mrs. Edwards was born on 4/25/1920, therefore, should would be 101 years old this coming Sunday. Please remember and think of her. She was a truly great person. She was solely responsible for...
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