Posts Tagged ‘Martha and the Vandellas’
|Ed Sullivan showcased most of the legendary Motown acts on his television show throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations and the Four Tops. These superb performances have now been fully restored for release in the US and Canada on a 2-DVD set titled “Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show“|
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Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Martha and the Vandellas, and Donovan were among the veteran artists to be recognised at the Glenfiddich Mojo Awards tonight.
The ceremony took place at the Brewery in east London.
Ringo was awarded the Icon award and took the opportunity to deny rumours that he would be reuniting with Paul McCartney at next year’s Olympic opening ceremony. Starr said that he would be touring in the US at the time.
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|Happy Birthday to Motown legend Martha Reeves who reaches 70 years of age today.
Martha was born on July 18, 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama. After signing for Motown in 1962 with her group the Vandellas, she scored numerous classic hits throughout the 1960s, including “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave”, “Wild One,” “Nowhere to Run,” “My Baby Loves Me,” “I’m Ready for Love,” “Jimmy Mack” and, biggest of all, “Dancing in the Street.”
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|Martha and the Vandellas’ classic 1964 hit “Dancing in the Street” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.
“Dancing in the Street” was released on single in July 1964, backed with “There He Is (At My Door).” The song also opened the group’s 1965 album, “Dance Party.”
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Two of the great group leaders of the golden era of popular music share a birthday today. Dion DiMucci hits 71 and Martha Reeves hits 69.
Lets enjoy two classic songs from each.
Dion DiMucci was only 18 years old when he scored a top 20 hit with his band the Belmonts in early 1958. The song was “I Wonder Why” and other classic songs such as “Teenager in Love” followed before Dion went solo in 1960. Dion’s biggest chart success actually came after his time with the Belmonts, with the smash hits “Runaround Sue” (#1) and “The Wanderer” (#2). The Del-Satins backed Dion on these tracks, but it is common for the Belmonts to be wrongly credited on both.
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