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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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Oh, God! (1977)

God (George Burns) chooses Jerry Landers (country singer John Denver), a supermarket assistant manager, to spread the gospel. But, of course, nobody believes a...

Three Bites of the Apple (1966)

David McCallum took time off from his hit TV series The Man from UNCLE to star in this travelogue comedy set on the Riviera. McCallum...

Eurovision Song Contest

1 9 5 6 - Current (Europe) It has been called “a monument to drivel” but the annual show has topped television ratings since the first...

Satin Pants

Satin was a romantic fabric, dedicated to wedding gowns, bridesmaids' dresses and formal wear. Satins were soft pinks and creamy whites, matching flowers and...

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with...

Rubinoos, The

"What we have here is a vital serving of classic pop songs . . . few other records this year have felt so good"...

Mac Davis Show, The

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) The easygoing folk-country style of singer-songwriter Mac Davis was showcased. He headlined two other series as well,...

Major Matt Mason

"Mattel’s Man in Space!" Space exploration was the dream of many a young mind in the late 1960s, and Major Matt Mason helped bring some...