Motown records

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Wanda Young obituary
Lead singer with the Motown group the Marvelettes

Richard Williams

28, Dec, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Japanese gems, maligned boybands and ‘the Dan’: the best old music Guardian writers discovered this year
In a good year for rummaging through back catalogues, our writers have been delighted by everything from a A1’s embrace of soft rock to the Marvelettes’ ageless glee

Tayyab Amin, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Michael Cragg, Tara Joshi, Christine Ochefu, Alexis Petridis, Jude Rogers, Dave Simpson, Laura Snapes

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Those we lost in 2021: Mary Wilson remembered by Otis Williams
The founder of the Temptations on his fiercely determined Motown colleague who lit up the stage with the Supremes and fought for artists’ rights

13, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Martha Reeves: ‘We had to fight to bring Motown to diverse crowds’
The singer, 80, tells Michael Segalov about finding salvation, getting married twice, dancing in the street and being attacked by a rooster as a child

Michael Segalov

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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What’s Going On at 50: Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece is still so true to life
The unresolved, discordant elements make this album truly timeless – that, and the fact that too few of its concerns have been addressed since 1971

Emily Lordi

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Mary Wilson obituary
Founding member of the Supremes, one of the greatest groups to come out of Motown

Richard Williams

09, Feb, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Mary Wilson: the Supremes' tenacious star who refused to accept defeat
The co-founder of the Motown group was overshadowed by Diana Ross but won her battle to protect the group’s integrity

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Summer of Soul review – thrilling documentary reveals a forgotten festival
Revelatory footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural festival, crudely known for a while as the Black Woodstock, is brought to life in a spectacular new film

Jordan Hoffman

29, Jan, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Elvis Costello's teenage obsessions: 'I had a massive crush on Judi Dench in 1966'
The musician remembers using Fleetwood Mac to learn the guitar, house parties with advocaat and Motown, and being wowed by The Clangers

Interview by Dave Simpson

01, Oct, 2020 @2:12 PM

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'We had been beat down a lot': the story behind 60s protest anthem Dancing in the Street
Martha Reeves discusses the making of and the political impact of a Motown hit that became the unintentional soundtrack to a tumultuous time in America

Jim Farber

01, Jul, 2020 @6:35 AM

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Diana Ross's greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 50 years since the Supreme diva released her debut solo album. Here’s 20 of her best, from tear-stained showtunes to anthems of black feminism

Daphne A Brooks

18, Jun, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 10, Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
A heady mix of loss, defiance and lust, Gaye’s only UK No 1 is a testament to the Motown singer’s captivating depth – and a glimpse of the masterwork to come

Ammar Kalia

25, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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