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The Supremes 1966
The Supremes
The Supremes
were an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown
Motown
Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes
The Primettes
in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group[1] with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland
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The Supremes (other)
The Supremes
The Supremes
were a Motown all-female singing group. The Supremes
The Supremes
or Supremes may also refer to:
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Jesse Greer
Jesse Greer (August 26, 1896 – October 4, 1970 New York City) was an American Broadway songwriter.[1] His musical Shady Lady was staged in 1933 with additional music by Sam H. Stept.[2] Greer composed "Just You, Just Me" for the 1929 musical film Marianne with lyrics by Raymond Klages, as well as "Kitty from Kansas City", "Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now" and "Baby Blue Eyes".[3] The Dining Hall of the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation
June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation
in Ashford, Connecticut, is named in his honor. Greer was an early financial contributor to the Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
and would often visit the camp until his death
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Paul Williams (The Temptations)
Paul Williams (July 2, 1939 – August 17, 1973) was an American baritone singer and choreographer. Williams was noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the Motown
Motown
group The Temptations. Along with Elbridge "Al" Bryant, Otis Williams , and fellow Alabamians Eddie Kendricks
Eddie Kendricks
and Melvin Franklin, Williams was a member of The Temptations
The Temptations
during the "Classic Five" period. Personal problems and failing health forced Williams to retire in 1971
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Eddie Kendricks
Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown
Motown
singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "Get Ready", and " Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
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Trio (music)
In music, a trio (an Italian word) is a method of instrumentation or vocalization by three different sounds or voices to make a melodious music or song.Contents1 Instrumental or vocal ensemble 2 Popular-music group/band 3 Common forms 4 See also 5 SourcesInstrumental or vocal ensemble[edit] In general, "trio" denotes a group of three solo instruments or voices (Randel 2003). The term is also used to describe a composition for such a group. The most common types of such compositions are the "piano trio"—piano, violin and cello—and the "string trio"—violin, viola and cello (Schwandt 2001). In vocal music, the term "terzet" is sometimes preferred to "trio" (McClymonds, Cook, and Budden 1992). From the 17th century onward the word "trio" is used to describe a contrasting second or middle dance appearing between two statements of a principal dance, such as a minuet or bourée
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Holland-Dozier-Holland
Holland–Dozier–Holland was a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. The trio wrote, arranged and produced many songs that helped define the Motown sound in the 1960s. During their tenure at Motown
Motown
from 1962 to 1967, Dozier and Brian Holland were the composers and producers for each song, and Eddie Holland wrote the lyrics and arranged the vocals. Their most celebrated productions were singles for the Four Tops
Four Tops
and the Supremes, including 10 out of the Supremes' 12 US No. 1 singles, such as "Baby Love", "Stop! In the Name of Love", and "You Keep Me Hangin' On". Due to a legal dispute with Motown, from 1969 through 1972 they did not write material under their own names, but instead used the collective pseudonym "Edythe Wayne"
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Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
III[1] (known professionally as Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
Jr.,[2] born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer
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The Primes
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s; their work with producer Norman Whitfield, which started with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music.[1] The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history.[2][3][4] Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. The original founding members were originally members of two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge "Al" Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes
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Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Robinson[note 1] (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray"
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The Drifters
The Drifters
The Drifters
are a long-lasting American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter
Clyde McPhatter
(of Billy Ward and his Dominoes) in 1953. According to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine, the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians[2] hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters name. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line,[3] including several splinter groups by former Drifters members (not under Treadwell's management). These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as "Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters", "Charlie Thomas' Drifters", etc. There were three golden eras of the Drifters; the early 1950s, the 1960s, and the early 1970s (post-Atlantic period)
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Sock Hop
A sock hop or sox hop, often also called a record hop[1] or just a hop, was an informal sponsored dance event for teenagers in mid-20th-century North America, featuring popular music.Contents1 History 2 Revival 3 See also 4 Works cited 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Sock hops were held as early as 1944 by the American Junior Red Cross to raise funds during World War II.[2] They then became a fad among American teenagers in 1948.[3] Sock hops were commonly held at high schools and other educational institutions, often in the school gym or cafeteria
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The Teenagers
The Teenagers
The Teenagers
are an American-Puerto Rican integrated doo wop group, most noted for being one of rock music's earliest successes, presented to international audiences by DJ Alan Freed. The group, which made its most popular recordings with young Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon
as lead singer, is also noted for being rock's first all-teenaged act.Contents1 History 2 Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon
& the Teenagers discography2.1 Singles 2.2 Albums 2.3 Films3 References 4 BibliographyHistory[edit] The Teenagers
The Teenagers
had their origins in the Earth Angels, a group founded at Edward W. Stitt Junior High School in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan
Manhattan
by second tenor Jimmy Merchant and bass Sherman Garnes
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The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles
were an English rock band formed in Liverpool
Liverpool
in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
George Harrison
and Ringo Starr led them to be regarded as the most influential band of all time.[1] With a sound rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.[2] They often incorporated elements of classical music, older pop, and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and they experimented with a number of musical styles in later years, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock
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Marv Tarplin
Marvin "Marv" Tarplin (June 13, 1941 – September 30, 2011) was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the Miracles from the 1950s through the early 1970s. He was one of the group's original members and co-wrote several of their biggest hits, including the 1965 Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted "The Tracks of My Tears"
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Lip-synching
Lip sync
Lip sync
(short for lip synchronization) is a technical term for matching a speaking or singing person's lip movements with prerecorded sung or spoken vocals that listeners hear, either through the sound reinforcement system in a live performance or via television, computer or cinema speakers in other cases. The term can refer to any of a number of different techniques and processes, in the context of live performances and audiovisual recordings. In film production, lip-synching is often part of the postproduction phase. Dubbing foreign-language films and making animated characters appear to speak both require elaborate lip-synching. Many video games make extensive use of lip-synced sound files to create an immersive environment in which on-screen characters appear to be speaking
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