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    Rare Motown Picnic Footage From 1974!

    Here's a special treat I am sure you will all enjoy. Here is video footage from Motown's company picnic in 1974. Just about everyone at Motown was there. Check it out!

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDA1NjM1NzA0.html

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    This is one of those rare times we get to see Frank Wilson. There are so many people in this video that without the help of the narrator, I think I would have missed some.

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    "I just took this picture cause it looked good"....LoL. Great video.

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    It's too bad that on the DVD released by universal, that footage is listed as being from 1970. And of course, we know that this is 1974 just by looking at who's there, how they looked, and how they were dressed. THAT my friend, is why we are skeptical; when people say certain Supremes aren't on certain records. Things like this muddy the credibility of Universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillfoster View Post
    It's too bad that on the DVD released by universal, that footage is listed as being from 1970. And of course, we know that this is 1974 just by looking at who's there, how they looked, and how they were dressed. THAT my friend, is why we are skeptical; when people say certain Supremes aren't on certain records. Things like this muddy the credibility of Universal.
    Are you serious? Someone listed it as being from 1970? I do remember seeing still photos from this picnic in "Right On" magazine in...........1974! As Jean Terrell said, "if it is not on the back of the album, then don't believe it!"

    I say, if it's not from the horse's mouth.......then don't believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I say, if it's not from the horse's mouth.......then don't believe it!
    What if the horse is dead? Or doesn't remember things correctly?

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    good stuff, marv!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradsupremes View Post


    What if the horse is dead? Or doesn't remember things correctly?
    or if it is drunk or taking drugs or has alzheimers[[sp?), or, or , or......hehehehehehehe!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_classic_master View Post
    good stuff, marv!
    Thanks CM. I think it is wonderful that Motown recorded some of these events. I wonder if there is footage from the different Sterling Balls they had as scholarship fundraisers back in the late 60's and early 70's.

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    Who was narrating? This must have been the era of 'cowboy hats'!

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    Great thx Marv-I sent it to Mary -thought shed enjoy. Jill-what dvd was it on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueskies View Post
    Who was narrating? This must have been the era of 'cowboy hats'!
    Weldon McDougal. He died almost 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_raven View Post
    Weldon McDougal. He died almost 2 years ago.
    Thanks johnny....I remember Weldon on SDF from past years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_raven View Post
    Weldon McDougal. He died almost 2 years ago.
    I was going to say it sounds like Weldon. RIP

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    Does anyone remember a young lady Wendal was producing/recording several years ago? I 'think' that's who it was....time has a way of fading things anymore. I believe he put a CD out on her. Does anyone remember this and who she was?

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    Marv - That footage is just wonderful. A huge treat! Thank you so much for the chance to see it. I really enjoyed it. Bruce

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    Thanks for a rare treat! The good ole days when I bought some albums without hearing them, because they were on Motown!

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    You are all welcome. I find it admirable that Motown kept or least tried to keep it's family atmosphere once the company moved out West. If you think this picnic was something, can you imagine the ones they had in Detroit, on Belle Isle? Whew!

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    Weldon recorded this footage himself..

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    blueskies, I have the cd and I'll post her name tomorrow. I think her first name was Shirley.

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    Shirley Slaughter

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    Thanks Johnny, now I don't have to look. The cd was pretty good, btw. [[Boy, I miss talking to Weldon on the phone.)

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