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    A temptin irony!

    Hi temptaholics, we all know that eddie died from lung cancer as a result of his smoking habit,but has anyone ever noticed that in the photo on the back of the classic lp[gettin ready]it is david who is photographed holding a cigarette?

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    I think a lot of Motown artist use to smoke back in the day, sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Hi temptaholics, we all know that eddie died from lung cancer as a result of his smoking habit,but has anyone ever noticed that in the photo on the back of the classic lp[gettin ready]it is david who is photographed holding a cigarette?
    JAI almost all of Motown smoked in those days. Women and men. Artists, musicians, and management. There are many pictures of the Motown people smoking. I remember when you could smoke in any club or bar you went into.
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    So many of our artists died from lung and throat cancer due to smoking. Paul Williams smoked also and smoking exacerbates sickle cell anemia, but unfortunately pre-1970 not much was known about sickle cell anemia and there was not an abundance of knowledge about the long term effects of smoking. Not to mention Motown artists were worked around the clock so they did not have access to health care. Name:  9F05128B-364D-4905-B94F-1F592A36B612.jpg
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    Didn't Diana Ross smoke?

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    Everybody smoked in those days and beyond! Many smoked KOOL cigarettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatansBlues View Post
    I think a lot of Motown artist use to smoke back in the day, sadly
    It was hard to find anyone in the entertainment business from the '50s & '60s who didn't smoke. It wasn't until the '70s that it was general knowledge that smoking was bad for your health. And the stories have been told many times that both Eddie Kendricks & Mary Wells loved to smoke (and we lost both of them to cancer within months of each other in 1992).

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    Marvin Gaye:
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    the Supremes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobucats View Post
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    Exactly! Thanks, Jobucats

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    I did read that during the time Diana Ross and Marvin were doing duets...Diana couldn't stand the smell of weed in the studio OR on Marvin and it's one of the reasons they didn't do more songs together...

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    there was no stigma back then

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    Yeah most of the artist in those days in general smoked. They just didn't know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubass1 View Post
    i did read that during the time diana ross and marvin were doing duets...diana couldn't stand the smell of weed in the studio or on marvin and it's one of the reasons they didn't do more songs together...
    she had berry speak to him,but marvin wasn't putting down that joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Encyclopedia Mack View Post
    Yeah most of the artist in those days in general smoked. They just didn't know better.
    There used to be television commercials where doctors encouraged smoking. They thought it helped with indigestion, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    she had berry speak to him,but marvin wasn't putting down that joint.
    She smoked at one time and it wasn't just cigarettes. Her problem was she was pregnant when working with Marvin.

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