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    Weldon McDougal Question

    Does anyone know when his relationship with Motown started? I saw something online that said 1967 but I was under the impression that he was working with the label earlier than that.

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    Check the archives. Weldon used to regularly post on SDF

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    Quote Originally Posted by theboyfromxtown View Post
    Check the archives. Weldon used to regularly post on SDF
    Thank you. I'll do just that.

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    In Barney Ales and Adam White's Motown: The Sound of Young America it is stated that it began in 1967.

    In Motown, the Golden Years, by Bill Dahl (2001) it is stated that Weldon remained at Motown until the mid-1970's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodward View Post
    In Barney Ales and Adam White's Motown: The Sound of Young America it is stated that it began in 1967.

    In Motown, the Golden Years, by Bill Dahl (2001) it is stated that Weldon remained at Motown until the mid-1970's.
    Thank you Woodward.

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    Who is Weldon McDougal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Who is Weldon McDougal?
    He was a singer/songwriter and producer, but specifically for Motown he was a promotions guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    He was a singer/songwriter and producer, but specifically for Motown he was a promotions guy.
    Ah OK, thanks RanRan. I shall look him up

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    I will elaborate a little more than I did in my earlier post. Sorry I did not do this. In Barney Ales and Adam White's MOTOWN: The Sound of Young America, it is stated, "There were seasoned black promotion men in the 1960s record industry but they were not legion. Jack Gibson crossed from radio into promotion working at Motown, Decca, and Stax. In Philadelphia, Weldon McDouglas pitched Motown's wares for its local distributor, Chips, then joined the mothership in 1967 in regional promotion."

    I was a little disappointed in the Motown Encyclopedia that Weldon did not have a segment on his contribution to the Motown legacy. Perhaps in the "second edition" he might be included.

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