All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Motown’

Temptations And The Four Tops To Appear On Broadway

The Temptations and The Four Tops are headed to Broadway! Starting on December 29, the two Motown groups will perform seven shows at the Palace Theatre that will run through January 4. The show will be presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. The concerts will feature two of the surviving …

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Marvin Gaye: Mourning Singer Thirty Years Later

This week is unique in that it marks both the anniversary of legendary R&B singer Marvin Gaye‘s birth as well as his untimely death. He was killed on April 1st, 1984. Since it happened on April Fool’s Day, it’s entirely possible that those who first heard about Gaye’s death were unwilling to believe it. It had to be a vicious …

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Marvin Gaye’s Passport Discovered in Album Record, Worth At Least $20,000

On one of the latest segments of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” a Motown memorabilia collector shares the story behind discovering Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport in one of the records he purchased from an estate sale. The man, who has worked for Detroit’s Motown Museum since age 18, said he went to retrieve items from the house of a musician who had …

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Marvin Gaye’s Passport Found At Garage Sale

A Motown memorabilia collector was browsing through a box of albums at an estate sale, and decided to purchase several of them with prices ranging from twenty-five to fifty cents. When he got home and started looking through the albums, he made the discovery of a lifetime. There in one of the album covers was Marvin Gaye’s passport dating from …

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Bobby Rogers Dies, Motown Singer Was 73

Soul singer Robert “Bobby” Rogers has died. The singer was a founding member of The Miracles, the first group signed to Motown Records. Reuters is reporting that Rogers had been sick for some time. He died at his home near Detroit on Sunday, March 3 at the age of 73. The Miracles were formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson. The …

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