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    Motown Acts on Miami Beach

    Motown acts started playing the top Miami Beach hotels towards the end of the 1960's. Ahead of then, they'd played local black clubs or big arenas not connected to the beach hotels.
    It is documented that at the time & for a good few years afterwards, though they were the star performers in the hotel's show rooms / night clubs, they weren't allowed to actually have a room at the hotels, stay there overnight or even eat in their dining rooms.
    Acts such as the Temptations [[& it's members) had to travel across to the black part of the city to get food, sleep, drink, etc.
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    that was not true after 1964.

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    I met Ike & Tina Turner in 1967 at the Marco Polo & the whole Revue was staying there. I was 16 & took a Geyhound bus from Orlando to go down there. I could not see the show because you had to be 21.


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