Martha and the Vandellas

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1995

Inducted by: Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson

Nominated in: 1989   1994   1995

First Eligible: 1989 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly, Lois Reeves and Annette Sterling

Snubbed Members: Sandra Tilley

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1998 (ranked #148) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave (1963)
Dancing In The Street (1964)
Nowhere To Run (1965)
Jimmy Mack (1966)

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2 comments so far (post your own)

What's interesting now is Ms. Reeves's current job--she has a seat on the Detroit City Council!

Posted by Joe on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 20:07pm

I just want to give Martha And The Vandellas some love here. IMO, they were the most "rock'n'roll" of all the Motown acts of the '60s. A strong, energetic powerhouse sound with their songs like "Heatwave", "Nowhere To Run", "I'm Ready For Love," etc. So glad they finally got in, something of a crime that it took them so long. IMO, more deserving than the Supremes, and maybe even the Four Tops. I love their sounds, and considering they used the same musicians as most of the other Motown acts, the fact that their songs has a uniquely distinct sound from the other Motown acts says volumes to me. My favorite Motown act of all time.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.22.11 @ 18:32pm

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