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Smokey Robinson (& The Miracles)

William 'Smokey' Robinson was born on 19 February 1940, the son of a municipal truck driver from what he called "the suave part of...

Spinners, The/Detroit Spinners

Despite scoring a transatlantic hit in 1970 with It's A Shame (co-authored by Stevie Wonder), The Spinners remained overlooked at Motown in favour of The Temptations...

Stevie Wonder

Born in Saginaw, Michigan on 13 May 1950, Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Judkins) was not born blind. The blindness happened shortly afterward as a result...

Supremes, The

In 1961 three teenage girls, Florence Ballard, Diane Ross (not until later would she be known as Diana) and Mary Wilson, began a journey...

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell (real name: Tammy Montgomery) appeared in talent shows at the age of 11 and signed a recording contract when she was 15. In...

Temptations, The

The early history of The Temptations parallels that of The Supremes. The group actually started life as The Primes while The Supremes were called The Primettes....

Undisputed Truth, The

The Undisputed Truth came into being after Bobby Taylor brought Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce to Motown as part of The Delicates. When The Delicates...

Velvelettes, The

The Velvelettes were formed by Bertha Barbee at Western Michigan University in the early 60s, with Cal (Carolyn) Gill ending up as the lead...

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Andromeda

This English prog rock group formed in 1966. Led by John Du Cann they recorded their eponymous debut album in 1969 with backing vocals...

Secret Squirrel

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) Another show from the Hanna-Barbera stable, Secret Squirrel and his fez-wearing sidekick Morocco Mole (who sounded...

Falling Joys, The

Susie Higgie Vocals, guitar Stuart Robertson Bass, vocals Ken Drums

Cruising (1980)

William Friedkin's typically intense thriller finds Al Pacino overacting alarmingly as clear-eyed New York cop Steve Burns who leathers up and enters the gay,...

Pel Mel

Newcastle (Australia) band Pel Mel initially restricted their performances to occasional gigs on the Sydney inner-city circuit, plus some plum supports for touring artists...

National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)

Co-scripted by teen-pic maestro John Hughes (The Breakfast Club), this politically incorrect comedy from director Amy Heckerling should be dismissed without hesitation. But there is...

Eddie Capra Mysteries, The

1 9 7 8 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Vincent Baggetta played a lawyer who was more valuable to his law firm as an investigator than...

High Rollers

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