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Monday, September 26, 2011

Celebrating The Supremes And Temptations, 50 Years On

The Supremes with Diana Ross, front, Cindy Birdsong and Mary Wilson dance with their arms in the air as they perform in 1968. (AP/Frings)

The Supremes with Diana Ross, front, Cindy Birdsong and Mary Wilson dance with their arms in the air as they perform in 1968. (AP/Frings)

You’re in luck if you’ve been looking for an excuse to listen back to songs like “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” by Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations‘ “The Way You Do The Things You Do.”

Motown celebrates the 50th anniversary of both groups this year, and we pay tribute with Renee Graham, Here and Now Pop Culture Critic.

We also remember Esther Gordy Edwards, who passed away late last month. She was the sister of Barry Gordy, and was known for founding the Motown Historical museum. But as Renee points out, she was also one of the few African-American female executives in the record industry in the ’60s and ’70s and she nurtured many Motown artists. Renee says that “Motown wouldn’t have been Motown without Esther Gordy Edwards.”

Guest:

  • Renee Graham, Here and Now Pop Culture Critic

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MBNK3DNGXBVCAUGP2T7OFRDPM Dale P

    THE Supremes And Temptations, 50 Years Love There Music And Other MOTOWN STAR’s

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MBNK3DNGXBVCAUGP2T7OFRDPM Dale P

    THE Supremes And Temptations Other MOTOWN STAR’S 50 Years  AND MORE MUSIC LOVE  IT ALL!!!

  • Allison Grigg

    This piece had me singing and dancing in the car all the way to the grocery store!  Thanks for the new Motown kick.

  • Anonymous

    Wow I can’t believe it’s been that long and their music still plays
    like it was 1961! 50 years of great music! Just saw they released this
    DVD collection of  the Temptations performances on the Ed Sullivan Show http://www.edsullivan.com/products/the-best-of-the-temptations-on-the-ed-sullivan-show/ and also the best of the Supremes on Ed Sullivan http://www.edsullivan.com/products/the-best-of-the-supremes-on-the-ed-sullivan-show/

  • Esrodes

    Loved y0ur choral group piece today.  What was the name of the conductor’s favorites?  White witch???

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