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The Velvelettes were a 60's female vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students.

The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The… read more

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  • Avatar for jeffreeh
    Amazing! <3 Kinda weird how they never got to release an album for Motown but they came up with a 48-track compilation.. But good that it's out there!
  • Avatar for lis-sukie
    If you're a fan of 60s pop, please join this game: [group]Obscure Music Game[/group]. The leader eliminates players based on whether they know the music you listen to during a round. If you win two rounds in a row, you get to eliminate players for one round. The more members who listen to different genres, the more interesting the game becomes.
  • Avatar for dixi54
    hey, really great stuff!!!!
  • Avatar for jhem50
    I met this guy..and yeah...he really WAS sayin' somethin. Guys...take listen up. Take lessons ;)
  • Avatar for tasha333333
    Universal Music need you! To celebrate 50 years of motown, you can choose the tracklisting for the new album - MOTOWN 50 - due for release this December. Just get on http://www.pollthepeople.com and pick your Top 5 hits, see the tracklisting as it evolves and be connected to other Motown fans! Whether it's Stevie, Marvin, Gladys or Lionel get on Poll The People and have your say!
  • Avatar for neil222
    This was the first record i ever bought. I practised dancing to it in me bedroom in't North. Still dance the same now. lol
  • Avatar for peterpanxiii
    So why don't you?

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