Tag Archives: motown

  • We Remember: Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies at 78

    Nov 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin, whose hits include “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Hold On To My Love,” has died at the age of 78, reports the AP. His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital on Monday. There were no details about the cause […]

  • ‘Motown Jim’ Saphin Shares a Collection of ‘Supreme’ Memories

    Nov 16, 14 by Larry Buford Leave a comment

    During the 1960’s when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began dominating the music scene this side of the Atlantic Ocean in America, American groups like The Supremes were answering back on the other side in Great Britain. As America embraced the ‘British invasion,’ Britain embraced America’s music – particularly the sound of Motown. As […]

  • Smokey Robinson Urges Corporate Investment in Detroit

    Sep 2, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Smokey Robinson is urging multi-millionaire tycoons to invest in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families. The crooner was born and raised in the city and went on to launch his stellar career on the roster of Detroit-based Motown Records. He has watched in despair […]

  • Maya Angelou Pulls Out of MLB Luncheon for ‘Health Reasons’

    May 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Maya Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she is due to be honored. Major League Baseball cited “health reasons” Friday in saying the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. Angelou canceled an event last month in Fayetteville, Arkansas, because […]

  • Motown’s Claudette Robinson Does ‘ActorsE’ Chat with Ron Brewington (Watch)

    Apr 4, 14 by Larry Buford 1 Comment

    *Dubbed the ‘First Lady of Motown’ by Motown founder Berry Gordy for the very fact that she was the actual first female to be signed to the infant label; Claudette Robinson, original member of The Miracles and former wife of Smokey Robinson opens up about how it all began. Watch the ActorsE Chat interview video […]

  • Island-Def Jam-Motown Music Group Splitting into Three Stand-Alone Labels

    Apr 1, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Universal Music is reorganizing its Island Def Jam Motown group into three stand-alone labels and promoting some key executives in the process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Effective immediately, Island Def Jam will cease to exist, according to a press release issued by UMG. Def Jam will run as its own unit with longtime executive […]