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    Well the headline in the Detroit News clearly...

    Well the headline in the Detroit News clearly states that ". . . the crowd of nearly 5,000 people who jammed inside and around the church yesterday afternoon for the funeral of Florence Ballard...
  2. An interesting recent book that I added to my...

    An interesting recent book that I added to my collection was "The DJ That Launched 1,000 Hits - the Story of Robin Seymour." It is 140 pages long and covers Robin's career.
    The ISBN number is...
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    Jim: I think your thread is dynamic. You...

    Jim: I think your thread is dynamic. You pointed out a lot of logical reasons why there was no huge Motown "family" attendance at the funeral. Your points are well taken. Thank you for being what...
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    Although I have seen no evidence that Esther...

    Although I have seen no evidence that Esther attended the funeral, I would bet she did.
    I was at Marv Johnson's funeral which was after Florence passed and Esther spoke. The
    program for the...
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    Marv Johnson was there; he was a pallbearer.

    Marv Johnson was there; he was a pallbearer.
  6. I looked Carl up in the Motown Encyclopedia and...

    I looked Carl up in the Motown Encyclopedia and learned something I was totally unaware of. According to Graham Betts, Carl later recorded for Airwave Records before being ordained a bishop and...
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    With a selection like Columbia includes in their...

    With a selection like Columbia includes in their BIG HITS, none of the songs are that great that the album would be worth no more than $1.00 at the time period. What a lousy selection of songs - how...
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    Thanks, very much appreciated. I wish that more...

    Thanks, very much appreciated. I wish that more attention were devoted to Golden World-Ric Tic, Wingate, etc. etc. In the beginning they gave Motown some competition. Then Motown won out. It was...
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    Golden World Corporate Press Release

    I am looking to find a copy of ANY Golden World, Ric Tic, or official press release on any subject. I have never ever seen one anywhere. Certainly one or more must exist.

    Any help would be...
  10. Wouldn't it have been wonderful had they issued a...

    Wouldn't it have been wonderful had they issued a magazine like this for Mary Wilson? I would have shelled out even $20 for a copy of it.
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    Mike: Thank you for locating this interview. It...

    Mike: Thank you for locating this interview. It was well worth the 52 minutes to listen to it. I especially loved his comments about how he was the only Motown artist in the early days to have...
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    Promo-STARS stamped on label

    This rare Philles record came through on one of my feeds this morning and I was surprised to see STARS stamped on the label. As you can see it is clearly marked D. J. Copy.

    First time I have ever...
  13. Freda Payne coming to Bucks County, PA - new album announced.

    I just saw where Freda Payne will be appearing at the Bucks County Playhouse
    through early September dedicating the show to Ella Fitzgerald.
    ...
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    RIP Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.

    https://www.aol.com/entertainment/don-everly-set-standard-pop-082231910.html
  15. I am in the process of reading the copy I...

    I am in the process of reading the copy I recently purchased. I agree wholeheartedly with MIKEW-UK with his comment above. The Motown Years section was noteworthy.
    He constantly includes and...
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    This is not exclusively Marvin Gaye, but he is...

    This is not exclusively Marvin Gaye, but he is included in it.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254825979107?hash=item3b54cfdce3:g:-n8AAOSwPk5f8-im
  17. Parade Magazine 8/8/21 featured article on Aretha Franklin

    The article [which nobody has mentioned as far as I know] basically shares the stories behind her 8 greatest hits.

    I Never Loved A Man [The Way I Love You]; Respect; You Make Me Feel Like a...
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    This was not a Hip-O-Select release so I don't...

    This was not a Hip-O-Select release so I don't know if this counts. I have no HOS releases with promo's. The only one I have in my collection is the 2000 release [off pink box] that includes a Box...
  19. Well, fortunately, this is one collection I won't...

    Well, fortunately, this is one collection I won't need to purchase as I have a near mint
    copy of every one of the 17 45s that she released on the Atlantic Label. It is a great
    investment for...
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    Continuing USPS crisis news.

    I don't know how others feel about the abyssmal performance of the USPS.
    Having just gone to the local P O, there was a message on my paper receipt:

    USPS is experiencing unprecedented volume...
  21. Motown Museum activities for the month of August, 2021

    Motown Museum Announces August Activations

    The Motown Museum in Detroit today announced its plans for outdoor activations to connect with the community through the month of August.

    Tours of the...
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    Paul, I cannot say that I ever saw one, but if...

    Paul, I cannot say that I ever saw one, but if you go to Keith Hughes Don't Forget the Motor City [www.dftmc.info] and pull up each Temptations song
    when he was active with the group you MIGHT get...
  23. I was in Detroit one year [I don't recall what...

    I was in Detroit one year [I don't recall what year] but I managed to find Bob May's on my last day to be there around 2:30 PM. I was the only customer in the store. He must have had 500,000 45's...
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    Michael Jackson's NeverNeverLand resort

    You never hear anything today about Michael's NeverNeverLand resort without him overseeing it.

    I did hear something very interesting yesterday on MSNBC when they carried a story about Tom Barrack,...
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    Looks like they had a birthday celebration, but...

    Looks like they had a birthday celebration, but we all missed it.

    https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2021/07/19/martha-reeves-birthday/8011843002/
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