The Marvelettes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1986 (The 1987 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2013   2015   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2020 (ranked #277) .


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Will The Marvelettes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Still have no idea why they haven't been discussed given the glut of soul/doowop acts in the Hall. Their run of singles is one of the Motown label's strongest and are hardly forgettable.

I mean, aside from a more minimalist approach musically, they're practically on the same page as Martha & The Vandellas.

Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 10.30.07 @ 00:51am


SHAME ON YOU! The Marvelettes should have been inducted into the Hall of Fame "long ago". What are you thinking? And yet you put the Ronettes in. They deserve their due and I'm sure lots of people will agree. The Marvelettes have had many hits including Motown's first number one hit. To overlook the Marveletes would be a big mistake on your part. And I'm still waiting for this "special induction".

Posted by Roger Avelino on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 14:43pm


The inductees to the R&R Hall of Fame are moreso reflective of the board members' personal biases than the amount of hits an artist had. I mean Buffalo Springfield and the Ronettes??

What's shameful about it is the Ronettes' career lasted just 3 years, from '63-'66, and they had ONE Top 20 record. People are usually shocked to find this out. The girls were all over TV and were Oldies radio staples so the assumption is that they must have had a bunch of hits. Erm.. uh.. not hardly!

The Marvelettes' contribution to the musical landscape is much more prolific. Part of the problem is the Marvelettes were girl-group pioneers and didn't have the same opportunity for media exposure the Ronettes had. Ronnie and the girls were all over TV thanks to their connection to mogul Phil Spector and also, in my opinion, because of their racial ambiguity which mattered in 1963. For the longest many people didn't know if they were Black, Latino, White or what. This worked in their favor. The Marvelettes on the other hand didn't get the same exposure.

The Ronettes' records weren't even as big as their "sisters" The Crystals yet Lala Brooks and those girls haven't been considered. It's really a joke. I stopped taking the R&R Hall of Fame seriously a while ago.

Posted by Frank on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 18:33pm


The Marvelettes' contribution to the musical landscape is much more prolific. Part of the problem is the Marvelettes were girl-group pioneers and didn't have the same opportunity for media exposure the Ronettes had. Ronnie and the girls were all over TV thanks to their connection to mogul Phil Spector and also, in my opinion, because of their racial ambiguity which mattered in 1963. For the longest many people didn't know if they were Black, Latino, White or what. This worked in their favor. The Marvelettes on the other hand didn't get the same exposure.

The Ronettes' records weren't even as big as their "sisters" The Crystals yet Lala Brooks and those girls haven't been considered. It's really a joke. I stopped taking the R&R Hall of Fame seriously a while ago.

Posted by Frank on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 18:33pm


I AGREE and they could sing also great songs of truth ..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 20:23pm


Well, leaving The Marvelettes out of the R&R Hall of Fame is more than an oversight.....it's ridiculous!
Their very first release as high school kids in Inkster, Michigan.........hit # 1 on Billboard: "Please Mr. Postman"!
The Beatles covered "Postman" on their first album!
It was Motown Records first national #1 hit!
The Carpenters covered "Postman" and brought it back to #1 on Billboard!
The Marvelettes had hits from 1961 till the close of the decade. The Ronettes had "Be My Baby" #2, their only Top Ten hit............they lasted 3 years with low charting efforts, yey The Ronettes were inducted. I read where no Ronette other than Ronnie Spector was on "Be My Baby". The Blossoms and other Spector backup singers were used instead.
The Marvelettes filled up a 2 disc Anthology record. That means hits, hits hits!
I'm sure if Ahmet Ertegun were still with us he'd agree that The Marvelettes are due an induction.
They were one of the premier Girl Groups.
Their recorded output was written by Smokey Robinson; Marvin Gaye; Holland~Dozier~Holland and many more including Motown founder Berry Gordy (writer & producer of The Marvelettes' "My Daddy Knows Best".)

Let's put the marvelous Marvelettes in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!!

Bobby

Posted by Bobby on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 06:10am


Bobby,

The Beatles version of "Pomtman" appears on their second album, not their first.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 09:21am


Two great lead singers: Gladys Horton and Wanda Rogers, and ALL those great records, including masterpieces ("He's a Good Guy Yes He Is") that somehow didn't catch on at the time. Kick some of those one-hit-wonder male groups out of the Hall of Fame and put the Marvelettes in -- NOW!!!!

Posted by Jack Stalnaker on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 12:21pm


you still havent told me who were the people in the group

Posted by Tyshea on Wednesday, 06.9.10 @ 06:54am


Gladys Horton, Wanda Young-Rogers, Kathy Schaefner,Georganna Tillman,and Wynetta Cowart.

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 06.9.10 @ 20:18pm


Here is a funny one on this forum.. They only have 176
votes! Coven Has 1000's hmmmmm I wonder..? LOL
What I am saying is don't feel that what the folks on the forum thinks is gospel ... If it were... ..Coven should be billionaires and sell outs shows all over the universe Rock ON!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 06.10.10 @ 00:17am


Coven! One Tin Soldier! Yeah right most people dont even remember these people and the blonde singer.

Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, 12.16.10 @ 20:29pm


RIP Gladys Horton

Posted by akeem on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 23:04pm


Kick some of those one-hit-wonder male groups out of the Hall of Fame and put the Marvelettes in -- NOW!!!!

Posted by Jack Stalnaker on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 12:21pm

No need to kick anybody out in order for the Marvelettes to get in. Also, who are these so-called "one-hit-wonder male groups" you speak of that are all supposedly in the Hall?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 01.30.11 @ 09:03am


Goldmine-The famous oldies music magazine, recently issued an article on 12/15/10 , in it's continuing series on " Artists who should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but are not".

This article is about the 3M's of Motown: Miracles,Marvelettes,and Mary Wells: Missing from the Rock Hall.

Check it out HERE:

http://www.goldminemag.com/blogs/mary-miracles-marvelettes-motowns-missing-from-rock-hall/comment-page-1#comment-177481

...and feel free to make comments.

R.I.P. Gladys.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 01.30.11 @ 11:50am


"What's shameful about it is the Ronettes' career lasted just 3 years, from '63-'66, and they had ONE Top 20 record. People are usually shocked to find this out. The girls were all over TV and were Oldies radio staples so the assumption is that they must have had a bunch of hits. Erm.. uh.. not hardly!" - Frank

Why the need to trash the Ronettes? Why can't the Ronettes AND the Marvelettes both be in the Hall side by side?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 03.11.11 @ 10:18am


The Marvelettes

Gladys Horton
Wanda Young
Katherine Anderson
Georgeanna Tillman
Anne Bogan
Juanita Cowart

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.9.11 @ 07:00am


The Marvelettes

Gladys Horton
Wanda Young
Katherine Anderson
Georgeanna Tillman
Anne Bogan
Juanita Cowart
Georgia Dobbins

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.9.11 @ 07:02am



It really doesn't matter to me who this orgainzation named hereafter, I will never be able to take seriously.

What reasoning, what rational could ever be offer to explain why the Marvelettes have not been inducted into the hall of fame.

Without the Marvelettes, it's more like the hall of shame.

Posted by Shedrick L. Fowler on Saturday, 02.11.12 @ 01:22am


I'm going to agree with you. If you're going to induct the Shirelles, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and the Ronettes it makes little sense to leave out the Marvelettes.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 02.11.12 @ 03:13am


Oh my goodness. they are not in?

Posted by Happy on Saturday, 03.31.12 @ 00:24am


DO THE RIGHT THING,INDUCT THE MARVELETTES, THEY BELONG THERE[HALL OF FAME 2012 FOREVER]

Posted by sheasean on Saturday, 06.9.12 @ 03:33am


If Smokey Robinson has anything to do with it, Mary Wells and The Marvelettes will be nominated this year.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.11.12 @ 09:09am


I just love The Marvelettes...Why they are not in is the question..?
I am sure most agree they are fantastic !

Posted by Happy on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 16:46pm


http://www.soultracks.com/unsung-marvelettes

**** The MARVELETTES****

See the story of The MARVELETTES (from the TV One TV series UNSUNG) at the above link.

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 08.17.12 @ 13:17pm


Congratulations to the Marvelettes for their nomination to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2013. Crossing fingers hoping they be inducted finally.

Posted by Tim on Thursday, 10.4.12 @ 00:35am


If The Marvelettes don't get in,(with some 2 dozen chart hits) in favor of some relatively minor Rock or Rap act...there is no justice in this world.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:00am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IThrBIfhQU

***The MARVELETTES***

**FOREVER**
A 1963 hit....later covered by Marvin Gaye.
featuring Wanda Young-Rogers

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:08am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_4uZdlqe8&feature=relmfu

****The Marvelettes****

**Please Mr.Postman**

Their first million-seller...and Motown Records'FIRST # 1 Pop hit !!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:14am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ-KD_IQb9Y&feature=relmfu

****The MARVELETTES****

"He's A Good Guy (Yes He Is)

from 1964- Written and produced by Smokey.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:19am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCaXDDtRHyU&feature=relmfu

**** The MARVELETTES****

***"You're My Remedy"***

A 1964 hit....written and produced by Smokey.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:24am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9rAfW-o-Is&feature=relmfu

****The MARVELETTES****

***Too Many Fish In The Sea***

A 1964 Hit...one of their BEST !!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:29am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDz-Lo_H8f0&feature=relmfu

****The MARVELETTES****

I'll Keep Holding On (May 1965)

I just LOVE this one !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:34am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVD8DjY8o44&feature=relmfu

****The MARVELETTES****

"Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead" (July 1965)

A real ROCKER !!! One of their BEST !!!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:38am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sah_c48z3g8&feature=relmfu

*****The MARVELETTES*****

***Don't Mess With Bill (Nov. 1965)***

An R.I.A.A. Certified MILLION-SELLER

Written and Produced by SMOKEY.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:46am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVsW_6AomOQ&feature=related

****The MARVELETTES****

Oh, by the way...before we go on...here are some videos: Here's "DON'T MESS WITH BILL"

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:52am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=hUad0qezphY

****The MARVELETTES****

Here is a special EXTENDED version of their hit "TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA"...featuring GLADYS HORTON on lead.

R.I.P. Gladys !!!

(by the way...this video was made shortly after Georganna's departure from the group for health reasons. R.I.P. ,Georganna.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 01:59am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KseUrBSRBDA

****The MARVELETTES****

****PLEASE MR. POSTMAN****

An R.I.A.A. Certified MILLION-SELLER.

This is a 1965 video of their 1961 hit. By this time, original members Georganna and Wynetta had left the group,(though they were on the original recording) and only GLADYS, KATHY, and WANDA were present.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:07am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPuYDXmqU8c

****The MARVELETTES****

OK...Before we go forward...let's look BACKWARD...to some of The Marvelettes' earlier hits.

Here's their second big hit...1962's Top 10 smash..."Playboy" (Gladys is on lead).

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:17am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSduFRJkpy4&feature=relmfu

****The MARVELETTES****

The group's 3rd big hit...the Top 20 Pop, Top 10 R&B smash:
"Beechwood 4-5789" (July 1962)

...one of their most popular songs...and the MOST FAMOUS telephone number in America !!

(Gladys Horton on lead).

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:24am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RohAUdfTvBY&feature=fvwrel

****The MARVELETTES****

"Someday, Someway"

The flip side of "Beechwood 4-5789", "Someday, Someway" was their first two-sided hit record.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:28am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAy5F9fA5pI

****The MARVELETTES****

The Top 10 R&B hit,"Strange I Know"

This sad and melancholy song was a crowd favorite at their live shows back in 1962.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:35am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Ub02gNrnbCM

*****The MARVELETTES*****

The group's lead singer, the late GLADYS HORTON discusses FAKE GROUPS using The Marvelettes' name...as well as other classic groups.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:41am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH6EY83miU0

*****The MARVELETTES*****

LIVE at THE APOLLO !!!

Gladys, Kathy, Wanda, and Georganna...live on stage doing a medley of their "Greatest Hits".

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 02:49am


Well Bill, fortunately there are no minor rock or rap acts on the ballot to worry about. It's not like the Marvelettes are competing with Skid Row and Young MC.

Here's secret that I'll let you in on: there IS important music that was created after the invention of fire.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 03:33am


I actually think the chances of a Marvelettes induction is definitely something to be looking out for. Like I say they may be the upset inductee this year. Since the R&R HOF always inducts a '60s act, I don't think Paul Butterfield will get in... most of the nominees are '70s with some '80s. Keep that in mind as the weeks draw nearer to learning about the inductees.

Posted by Tim on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 03:33am


TERRIBLE. Nobody knows who the hell these people are. Their genre of music is very well represented and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been snubbing blues rock, arena rock, heavy metal and punk rock almost in its entirety. They do not even come close to meriting inclusion in my mind.

Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 10:05am


"Nobody knows who they even are!"

Because Napalm Death is such a widely known name, right?

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 10:18am


"Nobody knows who the hell these people are." - Neckbeard

Trolling. You're doing it right.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 13:19pm


"Nobody knows who the hell these people are." - Neckbeard

They were Motown's FIRST successful female group. If you don't know who they are, there's a Wikipedia link on their page. READ IT.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 14:07pm


I have nothing against The Ronettes, but they should have NEVER been inducted before The Marvelettes. The Marvelettes have 3 TIMES the Chart Hits of The Ronettes and were MUCH MORE influential to boot !!! Their success opened the doors for every female act on Motown...including The Supremes and The Vandellas

And you say you don't know who they are ? How about that great song "Please Mr Postman". You know , the one that The Beatles and The Carpenters recorded ? WHO DO YOU THINK MADE IT FIRST ? And took it all the way to #1 ?? The very FIRST # 1 HIT THAT MOTOWN EVER HAD ?

Maybe YOU don't know "who the hell" they are...but don't speak for the rest of us.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 14:16pm


http://www.wdasfm.com/pages/tonybrown.html?article=10299992

See the full UNSUNG episode of THE MARVELETTES AT THIS LINK.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 14:37pm


http://www.amazon.com/Original-Marvelettes-Motowns-Mystery-Group/dp/0965232859/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349635260&sr=1-1&keywords=the+marvelettes

Read the story of THE MARVELETTES in THIS BOOK...by author MARC TAYLOR ...available from AMAZON at this link .

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 14:44pm


PROCOL HARUM: 3 U.S. Chart Hits (nominated)

THE RONETTES: 9 U.S. Chart Hits (inducted)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: 8 U.S. Chart Hits (inducted)

THE MARVELETTES: 25 U.S. Chart Hits (nominated)

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 15:51pm


lol @ neckbeard, you tried it...

Posted by Tim on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 15:56pm


Of all the hopefulls ...This is my #1 choice Let's hope they get In ..It just would not be Rock and Roll with out them!!!

Posted by Haopy on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 19:52pm


The Marvelettes

Gladys Horton
Katherine Anderson
Georgeanna Tillman
Wanda Young
Juanita Cowart

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.11.12 @ 07:46am


****COMPARATIVE STATS****

PROCOL HARUM: 3 U.S. Chart Hits (nominated)

THE RONETTES: 9 U.S. Chart Hits (inducted)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: 8 U.S. Chart Hits (inducted)

THE STOOGES: U.S. Chart Hits ???!!! (inducted)

THE MARVELETTES: 25 U.S. Chart Hits (nominated)

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 09:54am


chart hits arenot indicative of worthiness. Stooges are more worthy than those other four bands added together.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 10:03am


Darlene Love got in pretty quick, the Marvelettes will too. They were much bigger than the Chantels.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 10:21am


"chart hits are not indicative of worthiness. Stooges are more worthy than those other four bands added together".

Posted by GFW

Opinions are like noses. Everybody has one .

You said that Barrett Strong wasn't worthy either...until you read up on him.

Maybe you should do the same for The Marvelettes.

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 10:47am


I never said Marvelettes weren't worthy. But your post seemed to idnicate they're more worthy than The Stooges, who pretty much created punk as well as laying most of the groundwork for alt/indie rock.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 11:07am


No...my point is simply this:

The Marvelettes are just as worthy as ANY Rock Hall worthy act. And , If they don't get in, due to some 80's Rap or Rock act that wins the current popularity poll...it would be a real TRAVESTY.

If The Marvelettes don't make it in, there's a chance they won't be inducted again. Like The Spinners, who weren't inducted in 2012, and didn't make the ballot again this year.Most classic R&B acts don't get a second chance.

I just want to see them get their due .while most are still alive. 2 of them are already dead...Gladys Horton and Georganna Tillman.There are only 3 left.



Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 12:49pm


Knowing the RRHOF... WHO KNOWS ?? They are notorious for picking and choosing among group members....inducting some , while leaving others out in the cold .

Anyway, Roy, that is not the real issue. The REAL question is.... WILL THEY GET INDUCTED AT ALL ??

There are just so many slots available each year...and I have a feeling that THIS is how the voting will go:

1. RUSH

2.DONNA SUMMER

3. ALBERT KING

4. HEART or DEEP PURPLE

5. RANDY NEWMAN

..As much as I'd like to see THE MARVELETTES get in ...I can't help but think that they only got on the ballet because of being profiled on the TV series UNSUNG. That series did a similar profile on THE SPINNERS two years ago, and as a result, they made the ballot last year...but they weren't inducted...nor were they even nominated again.

I fear that the same thing will happen to THE MARVELETTES.

I hope I'm wrong.

Most of the current inductees weren't even AROUND when The Marvelettes had their 10 year run of Motown hits.

If the Marvelettes don't get inducted...my fear is that they won't even be NOMINATED again...while the Rock and Rap acts almost always get a second chance....

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 10.14.12 @ 11:08am


Will Destiny's Child perform for The Marvelettes?

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 11:42am


IF they even get inducted....I SURE HOPE NOT !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 11:55am


IF they even get inducted....I SURE HOPE NOT !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 11:55am
--------------------------------------------------
You know who I think would be good here...

The Pointer Sisters.

I think they would do a nice job of it :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 12:47pm


If the Pointer Sisters induct and perform for the Marvelettes, I hope Bonnie Pointer will reunite with Anita and Ruth for the performance. June Pointer died eight years ago.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 13:45pm


"You know who I think would be good here...

The Pointer Sisters.

I think they would do a nice job of it :)"

Posted by Cheesecrop

BRAVO, Cheesecrop !! Well said.

Maybe if the Marvelettes get inducted, it will open the doors for other female groups, The Pointer Sisters, Shangri-Las,Chantels,Andantes (Musical Excellence), Sweet Insprations (ditto),and maybe others as well.

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 20:00pm


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Will Be Voting For The Marvelettes

The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson Five, The Staple Singers, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Dells, The O'Jays, The Ronettes, The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Blondie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lloyd Price, Bobby Womack, Wanda Jackson, Bob Seger, Prince, Percy Sledge, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Pretenders, The Talking Heads, Eric Clapton

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.29.12 @ 07:37am


... where did you get talking heads from?

Posted by GFW on Monday, 10.29.12 @ 07:42am


Roy...are you in contact with all of these Hall members or are you a psychic? How can you possibly know how someone will vote?

Posted by Paul on Monday, 10.29.12 @ 07:48am


Rod Stewart and Phil Collins too!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.29.12 @ 10:52am


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Will Be Voting For The Marvelettes

The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson Five, The Staple Singers, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Dells, The O'Jays, The Ronettes, The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Blondie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lloyd Price, Bobby Womack, Wanda Jackson, Bob Seger, Prince, Percy Sledge, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Pretenders, The Talking Heads, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Carole King

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.29.12 @ 15:34pm


Hears hoping they get IN

Posted by happy on Thursday, 11.8.12 @ 19:59pm


I'd LOVE to see The Marvelettes get inducted. It would be a validation of all the hard work that they've done over the years...and they would FINALLY get their just dues after all of the bad things that Motown did to them . But, sadly, I don't think that it's going to happen.They're probably going to get the shaft AGAIN...just like the Spinners did last year.

Can't the Hall of Fame give this Rap thing a rest...JUST ONCE ? ...and let this truly deserving group of ladies FINALLY receive their proper credit ?

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 11.9.12 @ 12:22pm


"Can't the Hall of Fame give this Rap thing a rest...JUST ONCE ? "

maybe next year, but considering this year two of the most, if not the most, deserving rap acts have been nominated ignoring them would be far, far worse than ignoring the Marvelettes.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 11.9.12 @ 12:54pm


"Maybe next year, but considering this year two of the most, if not the most, deserving rap acts have been nominated ignoring them would be far, far worse than ignoring the Marvelettes."

Since the Marvelettes were one of the pioneering Girl Groups...and the first Female group to break the stranglehold that The Shirelles had on the charts, plus the fact that they had Motown's VERY FIRST # 1 Pop Hit, one that inspired cover versions by The Beatles AND the Carpenters...not to mention more than 2 dozen Billboard Chart Hits...I think that ignoring THEM would be far more of a travesty than ignoring a couple of Rap Groups that could easily wait another 5-10 Years to get in. I personally think that The Marvelettes are FAR more important to Rock and Rock History. They have also lost 2 of their 5 original members...and have waited some 27 years to even get NOMINATED...why should these rap groups get in on their first try ??

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 01:22am


Plus ...the induction of The Marvelettes AND Donna Summer would go a LONG way to addressing the complaints that not enough women are getting inducted into the RRHOF.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 01:34am


They should wait before Public Enemy and N.W.A because both of those groups have practically shaped rap into what it is today. Just cause you don't like rap doesn't mean you can ignore it.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 06:16am


"They should wait before Public Enemy and N.W.A because both of those groups have practically shaped rap into what it is today. Just cause you don't like rap doesn't mean you can ignore it."

Just because YOU don't like Motown doesn't mean you can dismiss it.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 13:12pm


http://www.goldminemag.com/article/motown-at-50-the-marvelettes-were-a-trailblazing-girl-group

I assure you ...BOTH of those rap groups will NOT get in this year. There will be a split vote...and at best, only ONE of them will get in... and at worst case , neither.

In my view ,all of this emphasis on Rap is just The RRHOF being politically correct.There are STILL WAY TOO MANY deserving Fifties, Sixties,and Seventies acts waiting to get in to let every Eighties Rap act that comes down the pike get in on their first try. The Marvelettes were just as groundbraking in their era as you claim that these rappers were in theirs. Just because YOU weren't alive back then to know it...doesn't mean it's not true.
In the Fifties and early Sixties, America was a very different place then it is now. Black acts had to do TWICE the work...(and endure tremendous prejudice), to get HALF the recognition as White acts did back then. The great crossover success that Eighties rappers enjoyed was the result:They are the recipients of all the benefits that the hard work that early artists like The Marvelettes did to make Black R&B music a worldwide phenomenon.

If it wasn't for the groundbraking work of artists like The Marvelettes...that did TWICE the work... for less than HALF the money...these Rap artists today wouldn't be able to command the huge million-dollar contracts,book deals, clothing lines,and T.V. and movie roles,that they enjoy today. These opportunities were simply not open to Black Artists back then. The Marvelettes and other R&B Artists made that possible. Do you REALLY believe that they made anywhere NEAR same money that artists that COVERED their tunes, like THE BEATLES and THE CARPENTERS made ??

After 27 years of being ignored, The Marvelettes deserve to be inducted...

...whether YOU think so or not.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 13:52pm


There's alot more motown than rap in the hall.

also I'm 15 so I wasn't alive for Public Enemy either.

I'm not saying the Marvelettes shouldn't get in, it's just that public enemy is more deserving. ask any of the regulars, they know more rap than I do.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 14:27pm


"There's alot more motown than rap in the hall.

also I'm 15 so I wasn't alive for Public Enemy either.

I'm not saying the Marvelettes shouldn't get in, it's just that public enemy is more deserving. ask any of the regulars, they know more rap than I do."

Spoken like a true 15 year old.

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 14:57pm


oh sweet, insults now!

can I have a go??

You're a bore who needs to listen to something other than motown and soul.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 15:06pm


Also, what's all this nonsense about inducting rap being politically correct? Because most rappers are black?

You mean, like the majority of notable soul acts from the time?

You mean, like every noteworthy motown act?

check yo self before you wreck yo self.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 15:23pm


Perhaps.

I'll make a deal with you. If you make a promise not to be so quick to dismiss artists of MY generation as unimportant...I'll do the same for the artists of YOURS. Deal ?

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 15:30pm


Actually PE and N.W.A are more like the generation before mine.

I don't think artists from the 60's and such are unimportant. heck, I like quite a few 60's bands!

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 15:36pm


There's room for one hip-hop act and one Motown nostalgia act to be inducted in the same year so stop bickering lol

Posted by Tim on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 18:29pm


The Beastie Boys and Afrika Bambaataa were beaten by The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures in 2008, and LL Cool J was beaten by ABBA and The Hollies in 2009, and beaten by Darlene Love in 2010. I'm pretty sure The Marvelettes will beat N.W.A. and Public Enemy for the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.11.12 @ 20:17pm


"Also, what's all this nonsense about inducting rap being politically correct? Because most rappers are black?"

NO. But rather, because, in order to make fans of current musical trends (like Rap & Hip-Hop) think that they are "with it", the RRHOF feels that they have to recognize EVERY Rap Artist (deserving or not) that came along in the Eighties AS SOON AS THEY ARE ELIGIBLE.

This is not fair to artists of other genres, especially Progressive Rock, and Late '60's/70's Soul and R&B...two of the most IGNORED genres in music as far as RRHOF nomination & induction is concerned.
Prog fans know what I'm talking about.THE MOODY BLUES , RUSH,(now finally nominated), YES, JETHRO TULL, and others are a case in point.

So do fans of Late '60's/70's Soul . For Example, tell me just HOW the H of F just completely BYPASSED such important late 60's/early 70's artists as: BARRY WHITE, LOU RAWLS, THE SPINNERS, RUFUS, THE DELFONICS, THE STYLISTICS, HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES,THE WHISPERS, THE DRAMATICS,DIONNE WARWICK, GENE CHANDLER, DONNA SUMMER, WAR,THE MANHATTANS, and numerous others...and went straight to NOMINATING and INDUCTING '80's Rap acts ?? Artists that wouldn't even have careers if not for the groundbraking work of these previously-mentioned artists ? Just to placate current music fans and bring them into the ceremony to sell tickets ??

THAT'S what I mean by being "politically correct": making fans of CURRENT MUSICAL TRENDS happy at the expense of older music fans.

And what about 70's Funk artists? Only a couple of artists from THAT era are in the Hall.Parliament/Funkaelic , Earth,Wind,and Fire...and the mind searches from there.Where are The Ohio Players? Confunkshun ?, Kool & The Gang ?, The Bar-Kays ? The Commodores ? Why no nominations or inductions for THEM ?

How can ENTIRE MUSICAL GENRES be just....IGNORED...as if the artists of those genres were of little or no importance...in favor of Rap and Hip-Hop artists who didn't come along until YEARS LATER ??

THAT is what I mean by "Politically Correct".

It's REALLY about being "incorrect" .

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 04:29am


And...that's not even COUNTING OTHER DESERVING ARTISTS SUCH AS :

The CHI-LITES.
MARY WELLS.
JR. WALKER & THE ALL-STARS.
L.T.D.
PEACHES AND HERB.
THE INTRUDERS.
CHICAGO.
E.L.O.
CONNIE FRANCIS.
THE BELMONTS.
THE WAILERS.
THE E STREET BAND.
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS.
These artists don't get in....but Rappers do ??
...Need I go on ?

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 04:48am


Oh wait, that's what you meant?

Yeah, I agree with that. I don't think the hall has nominated an unworthy rap act yet but ti'd be dumb if they start nominating any old act just for popularity.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 10:57am


Also Roy, I wouldn't be so sure about that. PE and N.W.A are massive names in rap, much bigger than LL Cool J and Afrika Bambaataa, especially when you consider the newer artists inducted will probably throw a vote their way.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 10:59am


"The Marvelettes are not equal to The Ronettes. The Ronettes got inducted right away because Phil Spector kept them off the ballot. When Spector went to jail - people were finally able to vote for them. Same with The Righteous Brothers and Darlene Love."

The Marvelettes are FAR BEYOND the Ronettes....in chart hit records as well as influence !!

They have had THREE TIMES the chart hits of the Ronettes....and have had far more artists cover tunes , as well.

The ONLY reason that The Ronettes got in was because Spector has friends on the Nominating Committee. That's the SAME reason why Darlene Love got in instead of Mary Wells ...and artist, again , with FAR MORE HITS AND INFLUENCE.

If Smokey Robinson was on the Nom Com....I guarantee you...it would have been a FAR DIFFERENT STORY.
This proves the famous old saying...."It's not WHAT you know...it's WHO you know !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 16:16pm


@Roy, yup... though I think PE's induction is sealed for this year. The Marvelettes would steal it from N.W.A. In any case, N.W.A. won't be inducted this year regardless anyway.

Posted by Tim on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 21:22pm


@GFW, regardless of N.W.A.'s influence and popularity, it won't be enough because the Hall hasn't inducted two rap acts at the same time. I don't expect them to at this point.

Posted by Tim on Monday, 11.12.12 @ 21:23pm


http://ourrockandrollhalloffame71305.yuku.com/topic/1437/In-Memoriam-Gladys-Horton-of-the-Marvelettes?page=1#.UKHfBeTAdac

In his "Top of The Charts" column, Charles Crossley stated:

"Even so, many artists have either covered, sampled or even have been influenced by the Marvelettes - Ella Fitzgerald, the Beatles, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), George Clinton (Parliament), the Rascals, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney, Blondie, Massive Attack, the Carpenters, the Chi-Lites, the Pointer Sisters, Bananarama, Sister Sledge, Betty Wright, Teena Marie, Phil Collins, Candi Staton, the Action and Grace Jones among others."

Many of these artists are THEMSELVES Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees...and The MARVELETTES deserve to be, too !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 11.13.12 @ 00:52am


I sure hope they get in

Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 11.14.12 @ 16:52pm


http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/

*******The MARVELETTES in 2013 !!!********

VOTE at the ROCK HALL'S ONLINE POLL to get Motown Legends THE MARVELETTES into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2013 !!!

Let's get GLADYS, KATHERINE, WANDA, GEORGANNA ,and WYANETTA into the ROCK HALL in 2013 !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 11.16.12 @ 13:14pm


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.... in the name of all that is HOLY...... PLEASE induct The Marvelettes before Public Enemy.

Posted by Avenger280 on Monday, 11.19.12 @ 10:14am


if they'd stop doing these measly 5 inductee ballots they could get both in.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 11.19.12 @ 10:50am


With the sole exception of perhaps ALBERT KING, NO ONE on this years ballot has waited longer than the Marvelettes. I think that it's LUDICROUS for a Rap group to get in as soon as they are eligible, while a legendary group such as the Marvelettes has to be ignored after waiting so long.
What many people blogging on this site are perhaps too young to remember, is that The Marvelettes were just as ground-braking in THEIR era as it is claimed that Public Enemy was in THEIRS. They were Motown's very FIRST successful female recording act. Before Mary Wells,The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, ALL OF THEM .The Marvelettes' success opened the doors for them ALL. aND NOT ONLY mOTOWN ACTS: THE MARVELETTES paved the way for other successful "Girl Groups" as well. Their success eclipsed The Chantels, outlasted the Shirelles, and opened the doors for The Ronettes,Shangri-Las, and numerous others...and they had Motown's first-ever #1 Pop Hit single. YES TO THE MARVELETTES !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 11.20.12 @ 23:45pm


As over the top as I think some of your rantings are, Bill G, I have to agree with you on this one. When they were nominated, I did not know much about them (other than "Mr. Postman") and wrongly dismissed them. But I decided to investigate further and picked up Ultimate Collection, and I must say, they are very impressive. I recognized several songs that I did not realize were theirs. I also, on a personal level, enjoyed them even more than Supremes or Martha and the Vandellas. I still say they are not in the Top 5 of the nominees, but I now will not feel disappointed if they do end up one of the inductees.

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 11.21.12 @ 02:08am


Why,Thanks,Dez !!

(But,I'll tell you something just between you and me...if The Marvelettes don't get in...don't be surprised if you hear me do some more "over the top" ranting !! LOL)

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.21.12 @ 09:26am


If they do a 7 inductee ballot thing, i see no reason they can't get both PE and the Marvelettes.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 11.21.12 @ 10:46am


...also, the Marvelettes (by FAR) had the best onstage showmanship of all of the Motown female groups !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.21.12 @ 16:14pm


"(But,I'll tell you something just between you and me...if The Marvelettes don't get in...don't be surprised if you hear me do some more "over the top" ranting !! LOL)" - Bill G

I would expect nothing less! =)

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 11.21.12 @ 21:21pm


Quincy Jones and Heart will add to the votes for The Marvelettes.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 10:24am


Randy Newman would vote for The Marvelettes too.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 10:36am


Mary Wells and The Marvelettes on the same ballot, yes!! Chic and Donna Summer did it for so long.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 19:29pm


http://www.telegram.com/article/20121123/COLUMN86/121129784/0

"There is NO GOOD REASON why THE MARVELETTES shouldn't be in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME."

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.23.13 @ 14:53pm


http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/the-marvelettes/

The MARVELETTES-ROCK HALL NOMINEES PAGE.

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.23.13 @ 14:58pm


http://www.vocalhalloffame.com/inductees/the_marvelettes.html

*****The MARVELETTES*****

**VOCAL GROUP HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES**

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.23.13 @ 15:01pm



***The Marvelettes***

They should have gotten in this year. One of the pioneer "Girl Groups",opened the doors for so many female artists and groups. I hope they get another chance....

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 19:50pm


http://ourrockandrollhalloffame71305.yuku.com/topic/1870/Motowns-Marvelous-MARVELETTES?page=1

****Motown's Marvelous MARVELETTES !!!****

A 14 page blog -written by Yours Truly -for Charles Crossley's "Top of The Charts" website

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 03:30am


******The MARVELETTES******

One of the ORIGINAL MARVELETTES is being SNUBBED by the "Hallowed Hall".

JUANITA COWART was the FIFTH original member of the group....and she has been on several important Marvelettes recordings...including the #1 hit PLEASE MR. POSTMAN,it's followup hit, TWISTIN' POSTMAN,the Top 10 smash,"PLAYBOY",the Top 10 R&B hit,"SOMEDAY, SOMEWAY", and the Top 20 Pop Hit,BEACHWOOD 4-5789.

Why is she being excluded ?

Is this just ANOTHER case of RRHOF elitism? picking and choosing just which members get in , and which don't ?

I could SEE it if Juanita had left the group before they began to chart...like Georgia Dobbins did, but she is on some really important records here.

With two of the original members already dead, lead singer,Gladys Horton and Georgeanna Tillman, can they REALLY afford to start leaving out other original members as if they had NEVER EXISTED ??

A possible Marvelettes induction SHOULD mean that ALL 5 ORIGINAL MEMBERS be inducted . ALL FIVE.

Surviving members Wanda Young, Kathy Schaffner, AND Juanita (Wynetta) Cowart should ALL be honored on induction day !!! The ladies need to SPEAK UP...

And the Hall of Fame needs to stop playing GAMES .

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.18.14 @ 11:34am


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Who Will Be Voting For The Marvelettes

The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson Five, The Staple Singers, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Dells, The O'Jays, The Ronettes, The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Blondie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lloyd Price, Bobby Womack, Wanda Jackson, Bob Seger, Prince, Percy Sledge, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Pretenders, The Talking Heads, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Carole King, The E Street Band, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Darlene Love, Neil Diamond

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.28.14 @ 09:13am


Roy's annual excercise in stereotyping.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 10.28.14 @ 13:43pm


*****The MARVELETTES*****

The Marvelettes were Motown's very first successful female act . EVERY SINGLE female artist on Motown owes the Marvelettes a GREAT DEBT.

The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas,Mary Wells, Diana Ross solo, and numerous others traveled in the path first set by the MARVELETTES.
The Marvelettes have also influenced many other NON-MOTOWN ACTS AS WELL.
According to Clarles Crossley, at the "Top of The Charts" website:

The Marvelettes have been cited as an influence by and have been covered or sampled by the Miracles, Dusty Springfield, Darlene Love, the Beatles, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Rascals, Martha & the Vandellas, Paul McCartney, the Jackson 5, Bonnie Raitt, Blondie, the New York Dolls, Massive Attack with Tracy Thorn of Everything But The Girl, the Carpenters, Carla Thomas, the Chi-Lites, Mitch Ryder, Labelle, the Pointer Sisters, Florence Ballard of the Supremes, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, George Clinton, Phil Collins, Ella Fitzgerald, Jay-Z, Grace Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Betty Wright, Teena Marie, Lil Wayne, the Three Degrees, Sister Sledge, Melba Moore, the Crystals, the Cowsills, Candi Staton, Dee Dee Sharp, the Orlons, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jeru The Damaja, Exile, Brenda & the Tabulations, the Tremeloes, Gwen Guthrie, Jazmine Sullivan, Harpers Bizarre, Bananarama, Taylor Dayne, Juelz Santana, J Dilla, the Elgins, the Action, the Flying Pickets, the Jets and Donnie and Marie Osmond, among many others.

BUT, as with SRV & Double Trouble, the RRHOF is ONCE AGAIN playing a CON GAME on us.

They are trying to EXCLUDE Original Marvelette JUANITA COWART from consideration for induction.

******
WON'T THEY EVER STOP ?? THIS IS GETTING OLD .

Juanita was on several important hit recordings with the group" PLEASE MR. POSTMAN (#1 POP & R&B) . PLAYBOY (Top 10 POP & R&B), TWISTIN'POSTMAN (TOP 40 POP, TOP 20 R&B) , BEACHWOOD 4-5789 (TOP 20 POP, TOP 10 R&B), SOMEDAY,SOMEWAY (TOP 10 R&B), STRANGE I KNOW (TOP 10 R&B).

If inducted, Juanita SHOULD BE THERE to share with the rest of the group.

This is not the FIRST time that original or important members have been unceremoniously CUT OUT OF Induction.

REMEMBER Deletion from the R&R HOF pretty much means DELETION FROM HISTORY ...an insult that these artists DON'T DESERVE:

BOB WELCH was not inducted with FLEETWOOD MAC

ALONZO TUCKER , an original member and GROUP FOUNDER was cut from induction with The MIDNIGHTERS.

BILL ISLES, original member of THE O'JAYS, wasn't included in the induction.

Original Drifters ANDREW THRASHER, WILLIE FERBEE, and WALTER ADAMS were left out, too.(And numerous other Drifters, as well.

JOE LONG who replaced original 4 SEASONS member NICK MASSI, was on many important recordings, and deserved induction...but was snubbed by the "Hallowed Hall"

and CINDY BIRDSONG was snubbed from induction with THE SUPREMES .

JERRY BUTLER and BEN E. KING deserve second inductions as solo artists already inducted with their groups ...as should BOBBY BYRD .

In addition to giving retroactive inductions of GROUPS...the HoF should ALSO consider giving retroactive inductions of important individuals WITHIN ALREADY-INDUCTED GROUPS.

....and stop leaving OTHER important members OUT.

Reporting and celebrating Rock and Roll History is
ONE THING.

REWRITING it ...and leaving out IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTORS to IT , is ANOTHER MATTER.

JUANITA (Wynetta) COWART should be INCLUDED with THE MARVELETTES !!!

And, in the future, The Hall of Fame should STOP leaving IMPORTANT ARTISTS OUT !!!

....and FINISH the inductions of ENTIRE GROUPS snubbed when their original LEAD SINGERS were inducted:

* THE BELMONTS

* THE WAILERS

* THE SILVER BULLET BAND


Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 12.5.14 @ 20:31pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2f345Dz6SY

The Marvelettes...LIVE at The APOLLO !!!

GLADYS and WANDA are doing the leads . GEORGEANNA and KATHY the back up...

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 21:43pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0eoi0yucJs

The MARVELETTES -"Too Many Fish In The Sea"

# 25 Pop #15 R&B

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 21:49pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KseUrBSRBDA

The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman

Motown's first #1 Pop Hit. In this 1964 clip, original members GLADYS HORTON, KATHY SCHAFFNER, and WANDA YOUNG-ROGERS are present, the other two original members , JUANITA COWART and GEORGEANNA TILLMAN had left the group...

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 21:53pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVsW_6AomOQ

The MARVELETTES- "DON'T MESS WITH BILL"

TOP 10 POP & R&B - AN R.I.A.A. CERTIFIED MILLION-SELLER...Written and Produced by SMOKEY.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 21:57pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB0xKnFGCSY

****THE MARVELETTES****

"MY BABY MUST BE A MAGICIAN"

TOP 20 POP (#17) TOP 10 R&B (#8)

Written and Produced by SMOKEY

Features spoken word intro by MELVIN FRANKLIN of THE TEMPTATIONS ...and guitar by MARV TARPLIN of THE MIRACLES

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:03pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtC5xK6cpVg

****THE MARVELETTES*****

"PLAYBOY" - TOP 10 POP & R&B

"BEECHWOOD 4-5789"- TOP 20 POP, TOP 10 R&B

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:07pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBa746RVNHA

*****THE MARVELETTES*****

"THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME"

#13 POP #2 R&B

Written and Produced by SMOKEY

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:11pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AKh53aC7XY

*****The MARVELETTES****

"FOREVER"

# 44 POP # 24 R&B

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:14pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDz-Lo_H8f0

****The MARVELETTES****

"I'LL KEEP HOLDING ON"

# 34 POP , # 11 R&B

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:17pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC7B75IP1Fo


*****THE MARVELETTES*****

"Danger! Heartbreak Dead Ahead"

# 61 POP # 11 R&B

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.11.14 @ 22:22pm


http://ourrockandrollhalloffame71305.yuku.com/topic/1870/Motowns-Marvelous-MARVELETTES?page=1

*****Motown's Marvelous MARVELETTES****

A 15 Page blog on Charles Crossley's "TOP OF THE CHARTS" website.

Hosted by Yours Truly.

Find out just WHY Motown's FIRST successful Girl Group deserves induction.

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 12.12.14 @ 03:33am


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