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The Shirelles were the first major female vocal group of the rock era, defining the so-called girl group sound with their soft, sweet harmonies and yearning innocence. Their music was a blend of pop/rock and R (especially doo wop and smooth uptown soul) that appealed to listeners across the board, before Motown ever became a crossover phenomen...
Marvin Gaye, singer-songwriter. Called "The Prince of Motown" & "The Prince of Soul", his career spanned 3+ decades. He was Motown's top-selling solo artist of the '60s with hits How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Ain't That Peculiar, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and duets with Mary Wells & Tammi Terrell. His later hits included Let's Get It On, Sexual Healing, What's Going On, Just to Keep You Satisfied, Got To Give It Up, Distant Lover, Mercy, Mercy Me, and Inner City Blues. R.I.P.
Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Midnight Train to Georgia" ."Neither One of Us(Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye","The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me"
Johnny Gill, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a member of the R+B group New Edition, the trio Heads of State, and the supergroup LSG (with Gerald Levert & Keith Sweat). He also released songs with childhood friend, singer Stacy Lattisaw, most notibly Perfect Combination. His solo hits include Fair Weather Friend, Rub You the Right Way, Wrap My Body Tight, and his signature song, My, My, My, which has been included on numerous romantic compilations. He also sang on Pebble's hit, Always.