"When I started to perform solo I told my audience 'here are some of my greatest hits'.
As Motown celebrates its 62nd birthday this year, I thought it might be the right time to talk about one of the company's early pioneers who recently celebrated his 84th birthday. Yup – Mr William "Mickey" Stevenson. I'm hoping to share some aspects of his time at Motown that you may not be aware of with a bullet point account of events.
Last month's column seemed to run away with me (just slightly eh?) so have opted to finish it off this time around while listening to The Temptations' "Give Love At Christmas" album which, despite its age, born in 1980, is scratch free. This was, by the way, the group's second Festive release following "The Temptations Christmas Card" a decade earlier.
As I was preparing this month’s Motown Spotlight, an exclusive news item from Paul Stuart Davies has literally just landed in my inbox which I've been asked to share with you about Kim Weston's "Live In Detroit 1978" extended play single. So, in his words, here goes..
Following on from last month when we learned of the passing of original Marvelette Georgia Dobbins, I thought we could spend some time talking about her and the actual single that launched the group's career. Much of what follows has been sourced from published and unpublished items that I've unearthed these past couple of weeks.