Category Archives: Motown Legends

The Four Tops Motown Legends Sued For $109,156.73

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: AP via Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2013 @1:05 p.m. PST


A Detroit-area law firm has filed suit against the Four Tops, claiming the singing group owes it $109,000 in legal fees.

Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton filed the lawsuit in Oakland County Circuit Court.

According to The Detroit News ( ), the Southfield firm says it has provided legal services on behalf of the Four Tops, but the group failed to pay an outstanding balance of $109,156.73.

Four Tops spokesman Matt Lee said Thursday he had no comment.

The group was a key member of the Motown Records family of artists during the Detroit label’s 1960s heyday.

Abdul “Duke” Fakir is the only original member still with the group. He’s named in the suit.

The Four Tops’ hits include “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “Baby I Need Your Loving.”



Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson In Concert June 21, 2013

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger

Source: Jazz to concert – Retweet From Martha Reeves

Media Credit: Toronto Jazz Festival

Posted: Monday June 17, 2013 @ 2:25 p.m PST



Smokey Robinson / Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Mainstage Concerts
Presented by OLG

Fri Jun 21 8:00pm

Ticket Price:

Free Admission

Ticket Information:

All Ages

Admission to Nathan Phillips Square is free. Outdoor video screens & audio speakers will make the concert accessible for everyone on the Square.

A limited number of wristbands will be distributed for the seating area inside the marquee at the Toronto Star stage at 5:00pm on Friday June 21st in a designated area on the west side of Nathan Phillips Square on a first come, first served basis. Limit of 1 wristband per person.

Doors open at 7:00pm.







Motown Musical “The New Broadway Show”

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Source: Yahoo Entertainment

Posted: Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 8:23 p.m PST




The 2½-hour show, about Motown Records under founder Berry Gordy, opened Sunday at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre






The Temptations In Concert Saturday, June 1, 2013

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Source: Cache Creek

Media Credit: Cache Creek

Posted: Saturday March 16, 2013 @ 7: 23 p.m PST




The Temptations

The Temptations

Saturday, June 1


One of the most iconic bands in the history of American music!

$69 / $59 / $49


Club 88 – 8 p.m.


14455 Highway 16 (at the corner of Wintun Road)
Brooks, California 95606


Telephone Numbers:
(530) 796-3118 – General Information
(800) 452-8181 – Toll Free California
(800) 992-8686 – Toll Free Nationwide

Motown “The Musical” On Broadway Spring 2013

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Source & Story Credit: Detroit Free Press

Posted: Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m PST

According to Detroit Free Press,  Motown’ s founder Berry Gordy announced “The Musical”  on the way to Broadway.


Stevie Wonder To Receive Billboard Music Icon Award Plus Awards Ticket Info

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Source & Story Credit: Billboard Staff

Photo Credit: Billboard

Posted: Tuesday May 8, 2012 @3:30 p.m. PST



This year’s Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena.



With memberships in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Wonder is one of the most celebrated artists in popular music history. Since bursting onto the scene in 1963 at age 13 with the chart-topping hit “Fingertips (Pt. 2),” Wonder has amassed 32 No. 1 singles and released a string of iconic albums including “Songs in the Key of Life,” “Talking Book” and “Music of My Mind.”


Wonder follows in the footsteps of fellow legend Neil Diamond, who was given the Icon Award at the 2011 ceremony.


Hosted by Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell of the ABC hit comedy “Modern Family,” the BBMAs will also have a star-studded roster of presenters this year. Brandy and Monica, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sara Ramirez, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne join previously announced presenters Taio Cruz, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Julianne Hough, Natasha Bedingfield and Jeremy Sisto, along with musical acts Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado, Usher, CeeLo Green, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted.


Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne are the leading finalists for awards. Adele takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, while LMFAO is a finalist in 17 categories. Rihanna lands in 13 categories this year, after leading the pack with 18 category appearances in 2011. Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne each snagged a spot in 10 categories.


Tickets for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards are now on sale at and The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will be co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media and Don Mischer Productions.

Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder to receive Billboard Icon Award 2012. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Photo Credit: Billboard




Tammi Terrell Motown’s Beauty Queen April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970

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Source: Wikipedia


Videos: YouTube – blaxter47 – raiderlady 2010

Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 11:50 p. m PST




According to Wikipedia,  Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, known as Tammi Terrell (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist and songwriter most notable for her association with Motown Records and her duets with Marvin Gaye.


As a teenager she recorded for the  Scepter-Wand, Try Me and Checker record labels. She signed with Motown in April 1965 and enjoyed modest success as a solo singer. Once she was paired with Gaye in 1967, her stardom grew, but on October 14 of that year she collapsed on stage into Gaye’s arms during a performance.


She was soon thereafter diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor which eventually led to her death at age 24.