She didn’t sing a note or write lyrics, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was essential to Motown Records’ operation.
While Motown was Detroit’s music staple, The Wrecking Crew was the West Coast’s best kept music secret.
Frank Woodman was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut – but today, he calls himself “Detroit Proud.” Frank moved to Metro Detroit in 1976 with his mother. He remembers getting off the train at the glorious Michigan Central train station in Corktown waiting for his grandmother to pick them up. “I always try to imagine the hustle and bustle of travelers back in the day,” says Frank.
“The role was made for me, it was written for me, and this is my part,” says Jawan Jackson.
A star commemorating Motown’s studio band the Funk Brothers has been unveiled in the sidewalk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Berry Gordy will be honored at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.
The Funk Brothers are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame — but they need help from fans to get there.
Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70.
Responsible for a non-stop avalanche of hits, The Marvelettes, The Vandellas, The Velvelettes, and The Supremes were crucial to Motown’s ascent as the country’s most successful independent record label.
Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.