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Smokey Robinson Could Be In For Glastonbury

by Music-News.com

Smokey Robinson is being lined up for his first Glastonbury headline slot.

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Motown

Motown Chairman Clarence Avant Dies At Age 92

by Music-News.com

Music executive Clarence Avant has passed away at the age of 92.

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Stylus

Stylus To Reunite For Shows In April

by Paul Cashmere

Stylus, the first and only Australian band ever to be signed to Motown Records, has reformed for shows in April.

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Barrett Strong, Noise11, Photo

Motown Songwriter Barrett Strong Dead at 81

by Paul Cashmere

Barrett Strong, the man who gave Motown an early hit with ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’* has died at the age of 81.

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Diana Ross, Noise11, Photo

Diana Ross Has A London Show Booked

by Music-News.com

Diana Ross is set to play Longleat. Ross has just been announced to headline the Live at Longleat series in Wiltshire, England on July 1.

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Cam Wallace

Motown’s Cam Wallace Continues The Motown Legacy With ‘The Optical’

by Paul Cashmere

Motown’s Cam Wallace is taking Motown Records into the future by taking it back to its past.

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The First Ever Mary Wilson Anthology is On The Way

by Paul Cashmere

Motown will release the first ever anthology for soul great Mary Wilson in March.

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Temptations 60

Soul Icons The Temptations To Release New Album Temptations 60 in 2022

by Paul Cashmere

Legendary soul group The Temptations will release a brand new album of mostly original songs in 2022. ‘Temptations 60’ comes 60 years after the first single for The Temptations ‘Oh Mother of Mine’ in 1961.

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Stevie Wonder photo by Ros O'Gorman

Stevie Wonder Asks ‘The Universe Is Watching – What Happens Next?’

by Paul Cashmere

Stevie Wonder has delivered a powerful message about unity to the American people following the 2020 election.

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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, Noise11, Photo

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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Motown Al Abrams, music news, noise11.com

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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