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Berry Gordy

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Join Berry Gordy for opening of Berry Gordy Square

by Paul Cashmere

Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue in Hollywood will hereby be known as Berry Gordy Square.

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Diana Ross has fan evicted from concert

by Music-News.com

Diana Ross saw red after a fan poked her when she took to the stage for a surprise concert in New York on Monday night, enlisting her security to escort the man out of the gig.

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The Four Tops

The Four Tops bring a touch of Motown to Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

The Four Tops, still with original member Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, are in Australia performing the songs that date back to their first hit ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ 54 years ago.

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Four Tops

Original Four Tops member Duke Fakir talks longevity with ABC News Breakfast

by Paul Cashmere

The Four Tops are back in Australia and original singer Duke Fakir is still doing it at the age of 82.

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Marvin Gaye

Dr Dre Is Developing A Marvin Gaye Movie

by Music-News.com

Rapper Dr. Dre is reportedly working on a movie about late singer Marvin Gaye.

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Dennis Edwards

Temptations’ Singer’s Wife Ordered Away From Husband Weeks Before His Death

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

A St. Louis newspaper is reporting that Temptations singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dennis Edwards was allegedly abused by his wife in the weeks up to his death.

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Dennis Edwards

R.I.P. Dennis Edwards of The Temptations 1943-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Dennis Edwards, who replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations in 1968 and stayed with them until 1977 along with a couple of stints in the 80’s, had died in Chicago one day before his 75th birthday.

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Eddie Holland

Motown Legend Eddie Holland Is $20 Million In Debt

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Songs that he wrote have gone to the U.S. top ten 42 times but that wasn’t enough to keep Eddie Holland out of deep debt.

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Sylvia Moy

R.I.P. Motown Writer Sylvia Moy 1938-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Sylvia Moy, a writer for Motown Records and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, died on Saturday (April 15) at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, MI at the age of 78. According to family members, she died from pneumonia.

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Robert Bateman

R.I.P. Robert Bateman Composer of Please Mr Postman

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Robert Bateman, one of the first employees at Motown and writer of Please Mr. Postman, died on Wednesday morning after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 80.

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R.I.P. Al Abrams, Motown’s First Publicist

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The man Berry Gordy depended on to get the word out on his young Motown Records, publicist Al Abrams, died Saturday at his home in Findlay, OH at the age of 74. He had been diagnosed with cancer just three weeks ago.

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The Temptations

The Temptations And Four Tops Visit The White House

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The classic Motown groups the Temptations and the Four Tops were guests at the White House on Friday afternoon.

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Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight To Perform In The UK In 2015

by Music-News.com

Gladys Knight has announced a seven date UK tour in 2015, her first in six years, which takes in the Royal Albert Hall on July 1st.

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The Commodores

The Commodores Win Court Case Over Name

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Commodores have been given a preliminary victory in court over a prior member who continued to use their name.

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Jimmy Ruffin

Motown Legend Jimmy Ruffin In Intensive Care In Vegas Hospital

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Reports have surfaced that Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin is gravely ill in the intensive care unit of a Las Vegas hospital.

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Stevie Wonder image by Ros O'Gorman

Stevie Wonder To Perform Songs In The Key of Life Live

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Stevie Wonder will bring a complete performance of his classic album Songs in the Key of Life to eleven arenas around North America.

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Smokey Robinson, Noise11, Photo

CeeLo And Smokey Robinson Sing The Way You Do The Things You Do

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Smokey Robinson has recorded a new version of ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ with CeeLo Green.

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Maxine Powell

Vale Motown’s Maxine Powell

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Motown’s etiquette coach, Maxine Powell, has died at age 98.

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Stevie Wonder image by Ros O'Gorman

Stevie Wonder Makes A Stand Against State Of Florida

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Florida, Stevie Wonder has made the decision to avoid Florida and all other “Stand Your Ground” states until the laws are changed.

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Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Bubbles The Chimp Abandoned By The Jacksons

by Music-News.com

Michael Jackson’s beloved pet chimpanzee is surviving on public donations.

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Smokey Robinson, Noise11, Photo

Smokey Robinson Signs With Verve

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Smokey Robinson has been signed by the legendary Verve label by its chairman, David Foster, and is preparing his 29th career album in the form of a duets set.

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Deke Richards

Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dead At 68

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Deke Richards, the songwriter who led the Motown writing and production team The Corporation, died on Sunday from esophageal cancer. He was 68.

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Detroit Spinners

Lead Singer Of Detroit Spinners Passes Away At 76

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Bobby Smith (also known as Bobbie), the man who took the lead on some of the Spinners’ biggest hits, died on Saturday in Orlando, Florida from pneumonia and influenza. He was 76.

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Marvin Gaye

Plum Roles For Marvin Gaye Biopic Offered To Law And Order Stars

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Jesse L. Martin has been, once again, selected for the role of Marvin Gaye in the movie Sexual Healing, we get news that Martin’s old boss on Law and Order is being considered for the role of Gaye’s mother.

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Richard Street

Richard Street Is The Second Temptation To Pass Away Within A Fortnight

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Richard Street, a 22-year veteran of the Temptations, died in Las Vegas earlier today after a short hospital stay. He was 70.

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Elton John, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

New Elton John Album In The Works

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Elton John is looking for a September release for his 30th studio album, The Diving Board.

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Damon Harris

Damon Harris Of The Temptations Loses His Cancer Battle

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Damon Harris, who had a short but very fruitful tenure with The Temptations in the early 70’s, died last Monday (February 18) after a fourteen-year fight with prostate cancer. He was 62.

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Human Nature

Human Nature To Stay In Las Vegas For Two More Years

by Paul Cashmere

Just one week after Human Nature announced the end of their three year residency in Las Vegas the Australian pop group have announced that they have signed a new two year agreement with the new venue The Venetian to continue ‘The Motown Show’.

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Frank Wilson

Motown Great Frank Wilson Passes Away

by Music-News.com

One of Motown’s bright lights behind the scenes in the 1960’s, writer and producer Frank Wilson, passed away on Thursday from prostate cancer. He was 71.

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Suzi Quatro Recovers After Accident And Prepares For Her New Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

In April, Suzi Quatro fell while getting off of an airplane in Kiev, breaking her right knee and left wrist. Since that time, she has been recovering and, even though she continues to be in pain, she has put on her first show.

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