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Martha & The Vandellas

Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Annette Sterling started singing together at their Detroit high school as The Del-Phis. In 1962 Martha was working as a...

Kim Weston

Kim Weston was born Agatha Natalie Weston on 30 December 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, and started singing in the church at the age of...

Brenda Holloway

Perhaps the most beautiful woman to step in front of a microphone at the studio, there was never a greater, more unfulfilled talent at...

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...

Mary Wells

Born in Detroit on 13 May 1943, Mary Wells started singing at the age of ten and actually auditioned for the Tamla Motown label in 1961,...

Stevie Wonder

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

Four Tops, The

The Four Tops got together at high school in 1954 and had been playing the Detroit club circuit since the mid-fifties, originally as The...

David Ruffin

David Ruffin, who Marvin Gaye characterised as "one of the true artists of Motown", was among the most conspicuously gifted singers in all of...

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Some Will, Some Won’t (1970)

An eccentric practical joker plans to have the last laugh on his relatives after his death. His will stipulates that each of them must...

Spearhead

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes 1 9 8 1 6 x 60 minute episodes Sgt Bilinski (Roy Holder) led...

Pajama Party (1964)

One of those kitsch 1960s Californian beach party movies which began with Beach Party (1963). In this one, Tommy Kirk plays a Martian scout sent to Earth...

View To A Kill, A (1985)

In the frozen wastes of Siberia, hundreds of Russian machine guns fire away at a familiar figure on skis. Yes, it's 007 again, leaping across...

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Jalacy J. Hawkins was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1929. He spent his early years in an orphanage before enrolling at high school to study...

Wendy And Me

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 34 x 30 minute episodes The Sunset de Ville is an apartment complex at 4820 Highland in Los...

Kelly Monteith

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 36 x 30 minute episodes A comedy series in which one of America's brightest young comedians...

Groove Tube, The (1974)

A medley of skits parodying news, sports and children's programmes, drama series and cooking shows, intermixed with fake commercials. As with most comedy ventures, it...