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Motown Legend Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78

Jimmy Ruffin, mastermind behind the 1966 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” passed away on Monday in Las Vegas. He was 78.

11/19/2014

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Feb. 19: Smokey Robinson is Born & John Singleton Gets Academy Award Nod

On Feb. 19, singer William “Smokey” Robinson was born in Detroit, Mich and John Singleton became the first African-American director to be nominated for an Academy Award.

02/19/2014

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Berry Gordy To Receive ‘Pioneer Award’ At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

As the founder of Motown Records, legendary music producer/songwriter Berry Gordy has been a major pioneer in both the artistic and business sides of the music industry. He is the creative force behind launching the […]

03/15/2013

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The Temptations’ Richard Street Dies At 70

Richard Street, a former member of The Temptations and Motown singer, died early Wednesday morning (Feb. 27) in a Las Vegas hospitcal of a pulmonary embolism, reports CBS Detroit. He was 70. Street served in […]

02/28/2013

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Paul McCartney & Berry Gordy Team Up For Motown Fundraiser

The former Beatle and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are teaming up to raise money to help conserve and honor a famous piece of Motown’s history.

09/03/2012

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