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Majic Motown Weekend

A Photo Gallery of Motown Artists

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    The Contours were one of the early soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. The group is best known for its Billboard Top 10 hit, "Do You Love Me," a million-selling song that peaked twice in the Top 20. The Contours are performing with The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Friday October 21st. More info at ClevelandPops.com
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    Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967) and "Midnight Train to Georgia" (1973). Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were among the most successful groups of the Motown roster during the period 1963–1967. In contrast to other Motown groups such as The Supremes and The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas were known for a harder, R&B sound, typified by "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave", "Nowhere to Run", "Jimmy Mack" and, their signature song, "Dancing in the Street". Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest pop-music phenomena of the 1970s Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Michael Jackson performing with The Jackson 5 Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, Marvin Gaye ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla Records subsidiary of Motown Records. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Because of solo hits such as "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", "Ain't That Peculiar", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, Marvin Gaye was crowned "The Prince of Motown"[3] and "The Prince of Soul" Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    The Pips scored their first hit in 1961 with "Every Beat of My Heart" Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Smokey Robinson is one of the primary figures associated with Motown, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Berry Gordy Jr. Founder of the Motown Record Label Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Smokey Robinson served at Motown Records Vice President from 1961-1988. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960 as The Elgins (not to be confused with another Motown group with the same name), the Temptations have always featured at least five male vocalists/dancers. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Originally founded as The Primettes, The Supremes were the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Stevie Wonder signed with Motown Records' Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    Stevei Wonder has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Photo Credit: Wireimage
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    The Spinners! Photo Credit Wireimage
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    Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes are most notable for recording the company's first #1 Pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman", and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as Martha and the Vandellas and the Supremes. Photo Credit: Getty Images