Category Archives: Motown

Diana Ross In San Francisco August 6, 2013

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Media Credit: songkick

Posted: Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 9:33 p.m PST

 

 

Diana Ross live 

Tuesday 06 August 2013

Diana Ross

Venue

Golden Gate Theatre 1 Taylor St 94102 San Francisco, CA, US

 

Diana Ross live

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIANA ROSS AT THE GOLDEN GATE THEATRE

 

 

 

 

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

 

READ FULL STORY: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ON BROADWAY

 

 

 

Richard Street (Former Temptations) Has Died In Las Vegas, Age, 70

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2013 @7:43 p.m PST

 

Richard Street, the former vocalist for the groundbreaking and best-selling R&B act The Temptations, died Wednesday. He was 70.

Street sang on many of the group’s most popular singles, including “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are),” “Heavenly” and “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style).”

He died from a blood clot in his lung at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, according to his widow, Cindy Street. According to, Chicago Tribune.

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.

BERRY GORDY MOTOWN MUSICAL ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY

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

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Source: Wikipedia

Photos: soulwalking.co.uk

Videos: YouTube – blaxter47 – raiderlady 2010

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

 

TAMMI TERRELL Photo Credit soulwalking.co.uk

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin Gaye-The Four Tops-Jimmy McFarland “Lonely Lover” (Videos) POLL

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Video Credit: YouTube – Marvin Gaye (TheSoulshrine) The Four Tops (SOULINTEGRITY)  Jimmy McFarland (Greazza)

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m PST

 

Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and Jimmy McFarland,  3 amazing artists who recorded a beautiful song called ” Lonely Lover.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebbie Jackson – (The Jacksons Eldest Sister) On “The View” (Videos)

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Blog Source: The View – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube – ABC – The View – MJLoverAngie

Video Credit: YouTube – RebbieJacksonVEVO – Centipede

Posted: Monday November 14, 2011 @ 6:07  pm PST

Topic: Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson is Michael Jackson’s oldest sister, she was born Maureen Reillette May 20, 1950.  Jackson is best known as Rebbie Jackson. The beginning of the year Rebbie was on The View. Rebbie Jackson had a hit song entitled “Centipede.” , she is the eldest child of the Jackson family.

The Velvelettes From Motown Pop Montreal 2011 September 21 – 25

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Blog Source: Montral Gizzette -By Bernard Perusse, GAZETTE MUSIC COLUMNIST

 Video Credit: YouTube – IanLevine (Needle In A Haystack)
Posted: Monday September 19, 2011 @ 4:50 pm PST

Topic: The Velvelettes

Motown’s Velvelettes will be performing in Montreal at the Pop Montreal 2011.  Pop Montreal is from September 21-25.  The Velvelettes are best known for the hit song “Needle In A Haystack.”

PLEASE CLICK FOR THE VELVELETTES STORY:THE VELVELETTES STORY

Smokey Robinson Performed: Cache Creek (Video)

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Blog Source: Cache Creek –  Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube – BenKarbie (Shop Around)

Posted: Monday September 5, 2011 @ 5:15 pm PST

Updated: Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 7:40 pm PST

Topic: Smokey Robinson

Legendary Smokey Robinson performed Friday September 9, 2011 @ Cache Creek in Brooks, California. I had the honor of meeting and taking a picture with  Smokey Robinson when he was on tour promoting his  “Soul Food In A Bowl”

Smokey Robinson

Friday, September 9

Special Note: Rescheduled from June 4. All original tickets will be honored on the new performance date.  All shows are 21 and over.

Summer Stage Outdoor Ampitheatre – 8 p.m.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracles

CACHE CREEK CONTACT INFORMATION

Location:
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
(530) 796-2112 – Facsimile

Email Address:

comments@cachecreek.com

Mary Wilson Speaks Out (The Supremes) (Q & A Link – Video)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: New York Times – Culture – CHRISTOPHER PETKANAS

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2011 @ 12:02 am PST

Topic: Mary Wilson – The Supremes

Mary Wilson of The Supremes gave a candid Q & A on her views of what happened to The Supremes, Motown, Tours with Diana Ross and most of all she spoke on wanting her gowns back  and much more.  A video and photos will be found in the below link.

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Mary Wilson Questions And Answers Article Link:http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/asked-and-answered-mary-wilson/?WT.mc_id=TM-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M215-ROS-0811-PH&WT.mc_ev=click

Nikolas Ashford Dies (Ashford and Simpson) (Videos)

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Blog Source: CNN – YouTube

Video Credit: YouTube 80smusicfanman-YouTube (CelebTV)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2011 @ 9:00 pm PST

Topic: Nikolas Ashford

Singer-Songwriter Nikolas Ashford has passed away at the age 69 of throat cancer.

HERE IS THE LINK:http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/22/singer.ashford.obit/index.html

De De Tillman Salutes: The Temptations (Videos)

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Video Credit: YouTube – (Psychedelic Shack – RedRoosterRoad)

Video Credit: YouTube – (I Know I’m Losing You – 2old2Rock)

Video Credit: YouTube – (Get Ready –  thegoldenhits)

Posted: Sunday August 14, 2011 @4:15 pm PST

Topic: The Temptations

The Tall Talented Tempting Temptations

1. Otis Williams  2.Melvin Franklin  3. Paul Williams  4. Eddie Kendricks  5. David Ruffin   6.Dennis Edwards   7. ( Original Member Elbridge Bryant)

The Temptations On Wikpedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Temptations

 

 

 

 

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Visits Wendy Williams 6/21/11

Written By: De De Tillman – Aretha Franklin Cousin

Source: The Wendy Williams Show / Entertainer La Tray

Posted: Saturday June 18, 2011 @ 1:50 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO –  My Beautiful Super Gorgeous Cousin Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin will be on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday June 21, 2011.  Please check your local listing for show time.  Thanks for all of your prayers for Aretha and please continue to pray for her.  She is looking so beautiful.

HERE IS THE LINK TO WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW TIME LISTINGS

http://www.wendyshow.com/tv-listings/

Singer Pink Welcomes Willow Sage Hart

By: De De Tillman / La Tray

Source: PopEater

Posted: Saturday June 4, 2011 @ 5:40pm PST

HOLLYWOOD – Singer Pink and hubby Carey Hart welcomes their Pink joy Willow Sage Hart into the world and their Hearts.  Congratulations to the happy couple.  The baby was born in Los Angeles just in time for Father’s Day.  Pink fans are looking forward  to seeing pictures of Willow.  Pink has a striking image of the Late Great Beautiful Florence Ballard of  The Supremes.

Where is Fame’s Winner Harlem Lee aka Gerry Woo (Videos)

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Blog Source: Fame – De De Tillman – La Tray – Wikipedia – YouTube

Posted: Sunday May, 29 2011 @ 11:15pm

Updated: Sunday November 27, 2011 @2:25 pm PST

I use to watch Gerry Woo on a local  TV show in Detroit and I said “What a voice!”   Woo would sing “Dancing In The Street”  by Martha and the Vandellas”, he looked a lot younger than he was but week after week Woo would win the contest. Years later Harlem Lee emerged on the hit show hosted by Debbie Allen. Although, Woo was the winner, however, Johnny Wright showed no interest in Woo. Wright had all eyes on another singer, Shannon Bex who was a carbon image of Britney Spears. Singer Carnie Wilson was Woo’s biggest supporter,  she was there for him all the way.

Woo can sing,  growing up in Detroit listening to the Motown Sound gave him the discipline singers need.  Once he won on Fame that was it,  he should have climbed the R&B Charts. I do not know if being Asian had something to do with it because they did not know how to market him.

I wish Woo would come back and give it another try with someone who cares, plus will give him the attention he deserves. He needs someone like Clive Davis who knows what he’s doing and what it will take to get him on the Charts with a bullet…

WHERE  IS  HARLEM  LEE  aka  GERRY  WOO?

Gerry Woo Singing;  How Long

Music video by Gerry Woo performing How Long. (C) 1988 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjyVAw1lodU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Harlem Lee Singing: Tomorrow By: Harlemleeinabox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RB-vAzOLM

Shannon Bex On Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Bex

Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 4 Decades Later

By: De De Tillman

Posted: Saturday  May 21, 2011 @ 12:40 am PST

Source: AOL /ST Lyrics/ Spinner

SAN FRANCISCO – It was 40 years ago when The Late Great Marvin Gaye released a song that still applies today with still no answer “What’s Going On?” This album was created after the death of his duet partner The Beautiful Late Great Tammi Terrell. May they both Rest In Peace. It’s one of the most important song in music history.

Please click and enjoy 9 mins and 6 secs. of Marvin Gaye singing “What’s Going On”  The lyrics are below.

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thebigchill/whatsgoingon.htm

Here is another link to the whole “What’s Going On Album” and the story behind the song:

http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/20/marvin-gaye-whats-goin-on-40-years/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C64474

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

The Supremes Florence Ballard Babies Are Forgotten (Links)

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Blog Source: Wikipedia – YouTube

Posted: Sunday May 15, 2011 @ 1:25pm

Updated: Friday November 18, 2011

 

My Beginning, Middle and End Is Just A Rough Draft Of The Life And Death Of the Late Beautiful Florence Glenda Ballard-Chapman.  Her Entire Story Can Be Read Via Links At The  End Of  The Page.  

Florence Glenda Ballard  (June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976)

Florence Ballard was Born Florence Glenda Ballard to Jessie and Lurlee Ballard on June 30, 1943  in Detroit, Michigan.   Years later Ballard’s family moved to the  then-newly developed Brewster-Douglass housing projects by the time Ballard was fifteen.  Florence met Mary Wilson first and later Mary introduced Diana Ross to Florence.

Florence, Mary, Diana and Betty became The Primettes and later and then Betty was no longer with the group and later it was Florence,  Mary and Diana as The Supremes.  Florence Ballard came up with the name “The Supremes” and when things went from bad to worst,  Diana had Florence removed from the group and Florence was not able to use the name “Supremes” because, Berry Gordy somehow became the owner of that name.

Florence Ballard later married Motown’s chauffeur Thomas Chapman,  they had 3 little girls, the marriage was on and off,  Ballard at the end was on welfare and home was foreclosed.

SUMMARY:

1. Florence Ballard Was Born

2. Florence Became The Supreme (group she named)

3. Diana Ross Had Florence Removed From Her Own Group

4. Diana Ross Had Affair With Berry Gordy And Had A Daughter{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhonda_Ross_Kendrick}

5. Florence Lost Her Home, Applied For Welfare.

6. Florence Ballard Died Leaving 3 Daughters Behind

HERE IS THE WIKIPEDIA LINK:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Ballard

THE FLORENCE BALLARD FAN CLUB BY: ALAN WHITE http://www.florenceballardfanclub.com/

PART OF AN 8 HOUR INTERVIEW WITH FLORENCE BALLARD

Credit: Individuell83) YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2yUATvf4hg

FLORENCE BALLARD DAUGHTERS and FAITH EVANS
Credit:Zaire Hart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtW7hKupCEw

FLORENCE BALLARD AND HER MOTHER LURLEE BY: CURTIS JACKSON:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22940602

FLORENCE BALLARD SINGING BUTTER POPCORN

Credit: Uploaded by on Feb 10, 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHxiRITUQuM

FLORENCE BALLARD GRAVE SITE

Credit: Curtis Jackson – Scott Michaels http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4041

NOTE:COMMENTS ARE NOW BLOCKED AND NO LONGER ALLOWED DUE TO THE EXTREME NEGATIVE, NASTY COMMENTS ON FLORENCE DAUGHTERS

Aretha Franklin_A Woman Falling Out Of Love

By: De De Tillman

SAN FRANCISCO- April 28th 2011 10:50

Source: The View/Aretha Frankin And Sadly ABC

It was so great seeing my cousin Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin on The View today!  I know  I am not to watch ABC however,  I have been praying for my Cousin to get well… Aretha new album is out,  she produced, write and took control of the whole album.  A Woman Falling Out Of Love is available at Walmart…

Now that I know she has lost so much weight and feeling good,  NO MORE ABC for me…. Thanks everyone for praying for Aretha, She is LOOKING GOOD…

Dr. Conrad Murray Team Claims Michael Jackson Killed Himself.

By: De De Tillman

Los Angeles, California

TO:  MICHAEL JACKSON FANS…. KING OF POP

Doctor Conrad Murray has the D-mn audacity to say that The Late Great King Of Pop KILLED HIMSELF..  How in the H-LL could he fix his d-mn mouth to say such an ugly and untrue thing about Michael.  NO I was not there and neither was he.   Murray does not want the Jury to see certain photos.

The Medical Examiner said Jackson was healthy and the prosecutors want to prove that Jackson was in good health when he was Killed.  I had the honor of meeting Michael,  he was an angel then and still is. 

Murray should NOT have given Jackson that Propofol.  Murray had his Wh-ore chasing A– on the telephone talking to some d-mn woman while Michael was falling into a permanent sleep.   Murray does not own the right to ask the courts not to show something.   I will be glad when they hang that B-stard out to dry.   I don’t give a d-mn what Michael wanted Murray to give him, it was up to Murray to say NO WAY…   All Murray had to do is order blood work from Jackson to see if there was a medical condition keeping Jackson from sleeping.   I am not a doctor however I would have been a better doctor than Murray.  I would have ordered Jackson to take time off to get some rest.  Jackson was a hard worker and was hard on himself  because he wanted work to be perfect for his fans whom he loved with all his heart.

I got an autograph from Michael for a friend of mine,  he was so sweet. Michael’s baby brother Randy is another sweetheart,  I met him as well, had a long talk with him,  as a matter of fact when Randy walked out of the door where I was, he walked back inside just to say good bye and shook my hand.

Murray has made all these babies,  does not pay child support, has a license to practice medicine and did the wrong thing by having a drug that’s used in a  HOSPITAL  ONLY.   CONRAD MURRAY BROKE THE LAW…

I WANT TO HEAR FROM ALL OF MICHAEL JACKSON FANS…

PLEASE LEAVE ME COMMENTS ON WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT DR. CONRAD MURRAY

Marvin Gaye April 1, 1939-April 2, 1984 (Video)

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Photo Credit: Google Images – Tower.com

Video Credit: YouTube – Gilach

Posted: April 3 2011 @ 7:12 am PST

Updated: Friday October 28, 2011 @ 7:20 pm PST

Topic: Marvin Gaye

The Late Super Great Crooner Marvin Gaye was born “Marvin Pentz Gay”  He later added an “E” to his last name because,  he was teased by it.  Gaye  was shot and killed 27 years ago by his own father,  Gaye was shot April 1, 1984 one day before his birthday which would have been today had he lived.

I was in San Monica when I heard the news,   I called my buddy Damita Jo Freeman of “Soul Train and told her what had happened,  Freeman thought since it was April Fool’s Day that someone was playing an awful trick on Marvin…

The world stopped once again when we found out it was true,  the man who bought Gaye into the world took him out!   In the end Marvin Sr.  died of brain complication.   Gaye was with Motown for many years as a matter of fact Gaye married Berry Gordy’s sister Anna Gordy,  Gordy was 17 years older than Marvin.  Marvin later married Janis, whom was linked the late Teddy Pendergrass,  Gaye’ s music will last forever, he and The Late Tammi Terrell will be in our hearts and Minds forever!