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Arts & Culture
Thu October 4, 2012
Motown's Marvelettes nominated for spot in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Motown favorites, the Marvelettes, have been nominated for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Starting out as a group of high school students in Inkster, the Marvelettes went on to give Motown its first number one single—the 1961 hit, “Please Mr. Postman.”
From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Though they were overshadowed at Motown by the much longer-lived Supremes and Martha & the Vandellas, nevertheless the plaintive girl group harmonies of the Marvelettes – the original foursome of Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman and Wanda Young – deserve their rightful spot in rock history.
Gladys Horton, lead vocals on “Please Mr. Postman,” passed away last year at the age of 66.
Also on the list are hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy and N.W.A, along with disco queen Donna Summer.
Voters consist of more than 600 influential members of the music industry, and typically five to seven performers are inducted each year.
Take a look at the list and tell us who you think should make the cut.
- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom
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