Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame

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Society Confidential: R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards

rbhof-001Chuck Bennett The Detroit News 6:53 p.m. EDT August 25, 2016 Rocking at the R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards There was so much to take in at the R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards on Sunday night at the Ford Performing Arts Theater in Dearborn. Here are some tidbits: ■This year’s honorees included Prince, Bobby Brown, Smokey Robinson, Bettye LaVette, Rena Scott, Dionne Warwick and Cathy Hughes from Radio One. ■ The program was hosted by Mary Wilson of the Supremes, who was fiercely elegant and beautiful, changing clothes twice during the program from a stunning off-the-shoulder red gown to Read More...

  • Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson). He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950’s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960’s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business,” although Charles never believed that about himself.

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  • The Hesitations

    The Hesitations are an American R&B group from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1965, they scored several hits in 1967 and 1968, the biggest being their gospel-infused version of the title track to the movie Born Free. After lead singer George “King” Scott was accidentally shot and killed in February 1968, the group disbanded.  The Hesitations regrouped in 2006 with new members and

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  • The Temptations

    The “Classic 5” lineup of The Temptations: David Ruffin (bottom left), Melvin Franklin (top left), Paul Williams (top right), Otis Williams (bottom right), and Eddie Kendricks (center) c. 1965.

    The Temptations are an American vocal group, known for their success in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s at Motown Records. The group’s repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock.

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  • Edwin Starr

    Early Life Starr was born Charles Edwin Hatcher in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1942. He and his cousins, soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where they were raised. In 1957, Starr formed a doo-wop group, The Future Tones, and began his singing career. Starr lived in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1960s and recorded at first for the small record label Ric-Tic, and

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  • The Miracles

    The Miracles were an American rhythm and blues group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Record Corporation. Formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson,Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White, the group started off as The Five Chimes, changing their name to The Matadors two years later. The group then settled on

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  • The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five, sometimes stylized The Jackson 5ive), later known as The Jacksons, or simply Jacksons, are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970’s) disco. During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970’s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later transforming his early Motown solo fame into greater success as an adult artist. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons have sold 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling artists of all time.

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