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Test your knowledge of Classic Motown

Written by admin on September 23, 2014 – 2:19 pm -

Classic Motown quiz

Test how much you know about the Classic Motown period with our fun quiz. There are 15 questions, each with four possible answers. You can challenge your friends by sharing via the social media buttons above.

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Song of the Week #149 – “Please Mr. Postman”

Written by admin on April 8, 2013 – 12:11 pm -

The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman single

The Marvelettes’ debut single “Please Mr. Postman” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Motown’s Funk Brothers to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Written by admin on March 6, 2013 – 9:13 pm -

Motown’s legendary house band, the Funk Brothers, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 21.

Guitarist Eddie Willis and percussionist Jack Ashford are among the musicians planning to attend the ceremony. Guitarist Joe Messina, 86, has also expressed an interest in attending, but no final decision has been made.

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New exhibit celebrates Motown girl groups

Written by admin on January 24, 2013 – 6:01 pm -

The Supremes, the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, the Velvelettes and the Andantes will be the focus of a new exhibit on Motown’s girl groups which opens at Detroit’s Motown Historical Museum on Thursday, January 31.

Girl Groups: The Grit, the Glamour, the Glory

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“My Music” doo wop and Motown specials

Written by admin on November 24, 2012 – 5:08 pm -

New “My Music” specials covering doo wop and Motown make their debut on PBS tonight.

“My Music: Doo Wop Discoveries”

“My Music: Doo Wop Discoveries” features long unseen archival footage and new live performances from pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late fifties and sixties. Smokey Robinson, Mike Stoller, Aaron Neville, Neil Sedaka, George Clinton and others are also on hand to share their stories about the era. The special is hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na.

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