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 (http://bit.ly/1h5A8si ), 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.”
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.
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 Ticketmaster.com and MGMGrand.com. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will be co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media and Don Mischer Productions.
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.