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    According to Gordy...Cloud Nine Was first and...

    According to Gordy...Cloud Nine Was first and then came War by Edwin Starr, the Temptations/Whitfield continued releasing psychedelic stuff, then What's Going On opened the floodgates... Gordy by...
  2. This was always a difficult one for me to figure...

    This was always a difficult one for me to figure out...She has had a legendary music career, got involved in some highly publicized outside commercial involvements and other well publicized business...
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    That sounds about right, although I don't know...

    That sounds about right, although I don't know all the details other than Harry who was in charge of a lot of things wanted the song released. I'm not sure anything would have been released without...
  4. Just learned, the speakers will be Berry Gordy,...

    Just learned, the speakers will be Berry Gordy, Smokey annd Marshall Thompson of the Chi Lites...so the obvious answer to my question is Berry and Smokey covered the cost (Jackie was instrumental to...
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    What's Going On was his greatest "near...

    What's Going On was his greatest "near blunder"...not wanting to release a song with a political message from a company known as a boy meets girl love song operation... One guy who doesn't get the...
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    I've been contacted for interviews in the past,...

    I've been contacted for interviews in the past, even one from people representing Levi's that were doing a project on Detroit music. They arranged to meet me and I did an interview, spending about...
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    When has television, with the possible exception...

    When has television, with the possible exception of PBS from time to time EVER been there to educate anyone???...More like medicate the masses and make a profit doing so...or as has been previously...
  8. You're welcome mowest… Remember that the entire...

    You're welcome mowest… Remember that the entire Walk of Fame operation is a function of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who runs the entire event as an adjunct to historically selling Hollywood to...
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    Yup, there are books out there with I'm sure more...

    Yup, there are books out there with I'm sure more to come...some more realistic and truthful than others...Ralph told it quite well from his perspective as did some others, but some of the books are...
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    Understood, but the issue if you will is the...

    Understood, but the issue if you will is the producers have to sell this program to a broad audience for the project to financially pay off which is why they recruit nationally known people with...
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    That's the impression I get Ralph...but it IS the...

    That's the impression I get Ralph...but it IS the "Making of Motown" and those two virtually "made" Motown...It's on tonight, so I plan to check it out...
  12. To receive a Star on the Walk Of Fame, you must...

    To receive a Star on the Walk Of Fame, you must be nominated by someone who assumes the financial responsibility to pay for the event (currently $30,000 with 5 years to come up with the funding and...
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    Certainly a compelling story. Interesting that...

    Certainly a compelling story. Interesting that they went directly to a cable network with it, not trying to first release it in theatres as was done with the SITSOM, Wrecking Crew, or other similar...
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    Ray at his Own Walk Of Fame...

    Ray at his Own Walk Of Fame...
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    Ray who worked with me on The Funk Brothers Walk...

    Ray who worked with me on The Funk Brothers Walk Of Fame presentation. Ray was instrumental in helping fund the...
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    Ray has his own biographical film coming out that...

    Ray has his own biographical film coming out that he's been working on for the past year...
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    And the name "Mickey" was supposedly in deference...

    And the name "Mickey" was supposedly in deference to Motown A&R Director William "Mickey" Stevenson...
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    Larry Braggs is on a tour a group of smooth jazz...

    Larry Braggs is on a tour a group of smooth jazz musicians Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, and Bob James.... Don't understand why he took that tour since he has been with the Tempts for some time...
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    That might be...Although the time Berry Gordy...

    That might be...Although the time Berry Gordy showed up at the Roostertail with Chris Clark was some time before he moved into the Boston Blvd Mansion. He was living on West Outer Drive at the...
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    Gordys relationship with Diana Ross was complex...

    Gordys relationship with Diana Ross was complex and transitional through the years...I don't know that he was dating Diana and Chris at the SAME time...Close proximity
    though...
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    Yes...She was even living at his house...

    Yes...She was even living at his house...
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    LOL...I didn't see that...but Berry's house at...

    LOL...I didn't see that...but Berry's house at the time on W Outer Dr (later Marvins house) where Chris stayed with Berry and Diana Ross too, was just a few blocks away from mine... I walked past it...
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    I can't say for sure she didn't perform a song or...

    I can't say for sure she didn't perform a song or two Roger...I just don't recall that...Could be MY senior moment, but I clearly recall them coming back into the dressing room before the show...As I...
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    As mentioned...I was at the Temptations...

    As mentioned...I was at the Temptations Roostertail live performance hanging out with Paul and the group in the dressing room except when the show was on or I was getting drinks (Being 15 or 16, me...
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    From Tammi's memorable Roostertail...

    From Tammi's memorable Roostertail performance...https://youtu.be/vxqUSDV0Dos
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