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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Ngroove View Post
    Diana came back 1989; did "Workin' Overtime", "If We Hold On Together", "When You Tell Me That You Love Me", "Take Me Higher"; left, at least in recording new albums for the company, in 2000-ish.
    Yeah, but it was no longer Berry Gordy's company by then.

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  3. #103
    OMG! I don't watch much television. So thank you for posting. I watched all the clips and so wished I hadn't missed this. Diana Ross absolutely nailed her tribute to Berry Gordy. I had tears in my eyes. So much love for Berry Gordy and Motown.

  4. #104
    WOW !!!! awesome tribute

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by vgalindo View Post
    Oh my god they didnít mention Irene!! Too Funny. 
    Always happy to see someone appreciating my sense of humor! Of course we all wish that every Motown performer-instrumentalist-producer etc could be featured but, as Ms. Roberta said, the show was 2 hours, not 22! Best to you -

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceNHarmony View Post
    Always happy to see someone appreciating my sense of humor! Of course we all wish that every Motown performer-instrumentalist-producer etc could be featured but, as Ms. Roberta said, the show was 2 hours, not 22! Best to you -
    I totally agree! Some people only focus on who wasnít there instead of treasuring who was there. It was great seeing Smokey, Stevie, and especially the Queen of Motown Diana Ross. Best to you too!

  7. #107
    And Mickey HDH Valerie Smokey

  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Yeah, but it was no longer Berry Gordy's company by then.
    Still had Temptations, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder regularly recording new albums, along with then fresh top ten life in Boyz II Men and Johnny Gill to continue the brand running in the name of being "The Sound of Young America".

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    And Mickey HDH Valerie Smokey
    And Lionel was doing American Idol so he couldnít participate

  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    The Special was 2 hours long not 22 hours.
    All the more reason to be more selective.

  11. #111
    Yes we wouldnít even get a minimum budget PBS special without name artists; maybe on local stations though; but we did get the writer segment which was very nice

  12. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    And Lionel was doing American Idol so he couldn’t participate
    American Idol is being cancelled and that is not why Lionel Richie dropped out at the last minute for the Motown 60 show. He knew his schedule when he originally agreed to do the Motown show. He dropped out because of something else. It will come out eventually........

  13. #113
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    Yes we wouldn’t even get a minimum budget PBS special without name artists; maybe on local stations though; but we did get the writer segment which was very nice
    That show sucked. I don't know what you are talking about. They did the writer segment for Motown 25. Motown 60 couldn't come up with something more creative, which is why they also used the "DJ segment" with Cedric the Entertainer just like "Motown 25" had Howard Hessman play a DJ! What was that audience sing a song crap all about? LOL!

  14. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    That show sucked. I don't know what you are talking about. They did the writer segment for Motown 25. Motown 60 couldn't come up with something more creative, which is why they also used the "DJ segment" with Cedric the Entertainer just like "Motown 25" had Howard Hessman play a DJ! What was that audience sing a song crap all about? LOL!
    Marv stop crying about Motown 60. I really enjoyed it. I am sorry Mary Wilson didnít get to perform. But she just isnít well known enough for the general public. They know whoís names will bring in the ratings and they were right!!!

  15. #115
    I'd like to watch this, but not sure how to, being in the UK.

  16. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I'd like to watch this, but not sure how to, being in the UK.
    Brexit yourself to the US.
    Edit: lol.

  17. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I'd like to watch this, but not sure how to, being in the UK.
    Tom, sooner or later, it'll surely show up on YouTube. You'll just need to be patient.

  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by thanxal View Post
    Brexit yourself to the US.
    Edit: lol.
    I could do, but I'll have to hold a referendum in my brain to make a decision on that one thanx.

  19. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Yeah they had the nerve to re-air that ghastly JLO Motown segment, but ignored about 85% of the "Motown Family". I noticed that there was NO reaction when Michael Jackson's photo was shown. I was surprised they showed one of Florence because they never mention her in any of these "specials".
    Marv mary mentioned flo in a cut segment when she and cindy took t stage on motown 25

  20. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by franjoy56 View Post
    Marv mary mentioned flo in a cut segment when she and cindy took t stage on motown 25
    I remember reading about that. Suzanne DePasse had it cut out for some reason.

  21. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I remember reading about that. Suzanne DePasse had it cut out for some reason.
    Surprise Surprise lol!

  22. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Tom, sooner or later, it'll surely show up on YouTube. You'll just need to be patient.
    Hopefully Gary.

  23. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I could do, but I'll have to hold a referendum in my brain to make a decision on that one thanx.
    Would your brain's prime minister be able to follow through, though?

  24. #124
    Berry and Diana can help you out!

  25. #125
    Y'all would argue about 2+2=4 if the opportunity presented itself. Good grief.

  26. #126
    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    Y'all would argue about 2+2=4 if the opportunity presented itself. Good grief.
    I read on Facebook that our Forum is known for driving things into the ground and rehashing things again and again

    Motown 60 was a huge success; the best since Motown 25 in terms of success

    As usual, we wish some of the lesser known people could have been highlighted more - but the choices that were made are understandable

  27. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    I read on Facebook that our Forum is known for driving things into the ground and rehashing things again and again
    Shocked! Iím shocked, I tell you.

  28. #128
    Quote Originally Posted by thanxal View Post
    Shocked! Iím shocked, I tell you.
    The favourite rehash topic is why the 70s Supremes failed.

  29. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    The favourite rehash topic is why the 70s Supremes failed.
    I can believe that and a couple of other popular rehash topics, which isn't really a bad thing, but people take it all so damn serious.

  30. #130
    To me Motown 25 with the Tempts vs 4 Tops and Michael Jackson were great.

    The others after that were not as good as M 25

    edafan

  31. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    The favourite rehash topic is why the 70s Supremes failed.
    I take your point and counter you with ďAre the Andantes on <insert song title here>Ē.

  32. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by thanxal View Post
    I take your point and counter you with ďAre the Andantes on <insert song title here>Ē.
    Yours is better than mine!

    Thatís a fun topic because you can always count on one person to swear there are no Andantes, no matter what the song and always go for the less successful unless they are the Andantes

  33. #133
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    I read on Facebook that our Forum is known for driving things into the ground and rehashing things again and again

    Motown 60 was a huge success; the best since Motown 25 in terms of success

    As usual, we wish some of the lesser known people could have been highlighted more - but the choices that were made are understandable
    The choices were completely not understandable. These companies are just plain idiots. Bad people. This is a permanent stain on music.

  34. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    Yours is better than mine!

    Thatís a fun topic because you can always count on one person to swear there are no Andantes, no matter what the song and always go for the less successful unless they are the Andantes
    Write "Return to Love" anywhere in any thread. I dare you.

  35. #135
    Or Lynda Laurence. Or now.........Motown 60

  36. #136
    I watched the Motown 60 show last night with my nephew and his husband and we all really loved it. Highlights was Ciara as Rick James and Ne-Yo as hes real talented and Thelma Houston who tore the room down and Stevie and Smokey and John Legend who did a real nice tribute to Marvin and Diana Ross who looked so gorgeous and in such great voice. It was a real good special imo.

  37. #137
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    I watched the Motown 60 show last night with my nephew and his husband and we all really loved it. Highlights was Ciara as Rick James and Ne-Yo as hes real talented and Thelma Houston who tore the room down and Stevie and Smokey and John Legend who did a real nice tribute to Marvin and Diana Ross who looked so gorgeous and in such great voice. It was a real good special imo.
    Lesson should be learned from Roberta - who's Motown hero is Martha Reeves - who for whatever reason isn't on the show that aired.

    And yet Roberta thought it was a wonderful celebration.

  38. #138
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    Lesson should be learned from Roberta - who's Motown hero is Martha Reeves - who for whatever reason isn't on the show that aired.

    And yet Roberta thought it was a wonderful celebration.
    I agree 💯. Roberta shows a lot of class. Thank you Roberta. I love Martha Reeves too and would loved to have seen her performance but I still highly enjoyed the special.

  39. #139
    More class!

  40. #140
    Thank you. I did miss Martha Reeves on the Motown Special but got a real nice glimpse of her right behind Mr Gordy.

  41. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    Thank you. I did miss Martha Reeves on the Motown Special but got a real nice glimpse of her right behind Mr Gordy.
    In a royal spot!

  42. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by edafan View Post
    To me Motown 25 with the Tempts vs 4 Tops and Michael Jackson were great.

    The others after that were not as good as M 25

    edafan
    I think almost anyone would concur with that.

  43. #143
    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    I think almost anyone would concur with that.
    I agree. But so many have passed away since then. Thereís no way any others would be as good as Motown 25

  44. #144
    In terms of success, it looks like Motown 60 has been the most successful since Motown 25 - mainly due to Diana Stevie and Smokey

  45. #145
    Motown Legends!!!!

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  46. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by vgalindo View Post
    I agree. But so many have passed away since then. There’s no way any others would be as good as Motown 25
    Both Marvin and MJ - My two faves from 25, are now gone, yet I still enjoyed the show as a whole. I know there are folks who want more historical content, and this would be a disappointment to them, but for the casual fan, it was gold. My main issue was not using Martha in some fashion, otherwise, I think they did a great job. Ratings like this will ensure some type of follow-up , which would be cool.

  47. #147
    I finally got to see it last night after I found a download of it: I enjoyed it a lot.
    But I noticed no mention of Boyz II Men who were the biggest earners for Motown in the 90's or did I miss something?

  48. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by jack020 View Post
    I finally got to see it last night after I found a download of it: I enjoyed it a lot.
    But I noticed no mention of Boyz II Men who were the biggest earners for Motown in the 90's or did I miss something?
    I donít think I saw them either

    You had to watch very closely at a few points or you could miss someone - like the in memoriam segment

  49. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMotownManiac View Post
    Both Marvin and MJ - My two faves from 25, are now gone, yet I still enjoyed the show as a whole. I know there are folks who want more historical content, and this would be a disappointment to them, but for the casual fan, it was gold. My main issue was not using Martha in some fashion, otherwise, I think they did a great job. Ratings like this will ensure some type of follow-up , which would be cool.
    Yes I enjoyed it too. It was great seeing Smokey, Stevie, and Diana.

  50. #150
    Lionel was doing American Idol; what happened to Boyz?

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