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7/24/17-Jackson 5 founder dies

Bobby Taylor, the singer and producer who discovered the Jackson 5, has died at the age of 83, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Taylor died Saturday morning at a hospital in Hong Kong, where he'd been living for the last several years. He was undergoing treatment for Leukemia. Family friend and producer Suzy Michelson confirmed his passing to Rolling Stone. "Bobby was a producer, creator and mentor to all of […]

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1/21/16-Latest Show: Motown!

Commercial free on demand until 1/25 @ http://www.lost45.com! Theme: Record Label Tour stops at Motown! Guests: Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Duke Fakir from the Four Tops, Charlie Wilson/The Gap Band, Charlene, Gil Bridges of Rare Earth and R. Dean Taylor! Plus, a DeBarge family 3-fer and an alternate version of "Love Child!" Listen now!

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11/6/14-Tempts & Tops on Broadway!

Move over "Motown: The Musical!" A couple of the groups that are portrayed in your show are about to hit Broadway in the flesh. The Temptations and the Four Tops will team up for seven shows at the Palace Theatre in Times Square from December 29 to January 4. This is a major opportunity for everyone involved. New Year's week is traditionally the highest grossing, most attended week of the […]

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10/18/14-Jimmy Ruffin ill

Former Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin is seriously ill in the intensive care unit of a Las Vegas hospital. According to Soul Tracks, 'We are sad to inform SoulTrackers that Motown great Jimmy Ruffin is gravely ill in a Las Vegas hospital. His family is asking for prayers.' Additional reports on Twitter are saying that Ruffin has passed away; however, there is no confirmation from the family. Ruffin, who is 75, […]

todayOctober 18, 2014 3

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7/21/14-Motown 25th!

There has been no official announcement, but it appears that the TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever may be coming to DVD. The major clue is two new Amazon listings, one for a one-DVD/150 Minute version and one for a 3-DVD/450 Minute set. Both are listed with a September 30 release date via Time-Life. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special celebrating the 25th anniversary of […]

todayJuly 21, 2014 1

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6/24/14-Diana Ross Performance

Diana Ross is supposedly performing the day her son Evan marries Ashlee Simpson. The music icon is mother to the 25-year-old "Hunger Games" actor, who became engaged to Ashlee in January. And according to E! News, The Supremes singer will grace the stage during their forthcoming nuptial ceremony. Apparently Diana's daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick is set to serenade her brother Evan as well, as she is rumored to be singing […]

todayJune 25, 2014 4

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

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 said "So much of what we at NAMM stand for is exemplified in the career […]

todayJanuary 26, 2014 2

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12/18/12- Stevie Wonder Gives again!

Stevie Wonder has followed in Charlie Sheen's footsteps by donating money to a little girl battling cancer. It was recently revealed that Charlie wrote a check for $75,000 after hearing about ten-year-old Jasmine, who has been diagnosed with Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma. TMZ is now reporting that singing legend Stevie is the latest famous face to donate to the fund for Jasmine. Over the weekend, the star was performing at the Nokia […]

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8/25/12 – Jackson 5 rarities!

When the Jackson 5 burst onto the scene, they spent immense amounts of time in the studio laying down a myriad of tracks, many of which never made it onto their albums. Hip-O Select, in cooperation with Motown, has unearthed 32 of these tracks for Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls, available directly from the company on August 31.

todayAugust 26, 2012 3

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