1/26/14-Smokey Robinson’s latest award!

January 26, 2014 by  
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Smokey Robinson, the Motown songwriting legend, has been awarded the Music For Life Award by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) during their annual convention, currently going on in Anaheim, CA. Robinson was recognized for his five decades in the music business and his role in starting Motown Records. NAMM President and CEO Joe Lammond […]

7/19/12 – Motown coming to Broadway!

July 19, 2012 by  
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The story of Motown is coming to Broadway with a book by Berry Gordy and the music that made Detroit famous. Gordy is the focal point for the show which is being produced by Berry, Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights) and Sony Music Chairman and CEO Doug Morris. “MOTOWN” will feature a book by […]

10/5/11 – Miracles guitarist passes away

October 6, 2011 by  
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Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter behind Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 70. His cause of death has not yet been determined. Tarplin began his career at Motown in the late Fifties as the guitarist in the Primettes, a teenage girl […]