The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has
announced that Motown’s girl group The Marvelettes have been nominated
for induction in 2013. The group scored Motown’s fist number one Pop hit
with “Please Mr. Postman” in 1961.
They had a stream of other
hits during the ‘60’s including “Playboy,” “Beechwood 45789,” “Too Many
Fish In The Sea.” “Don’t Mess With Bill,” and “The Hunter Gets Captured
By The Game.”
For the first
time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer fans the
opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection
Beginning on Thursday, October 4 and continuing through
December 5, the public can cast votes for who they believe to be most
deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five
artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that
will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013
inductees. Vote For The Marvelettes To Get In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame! http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/
Motown producer and singer Frank Wilson has died at the age of 71.
Wilson passed away on Thursday, September 27th following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
Starting his career in the new Motown office in Los Angeles in 1965, Wilson moved to the label's spiritual home in Detroit, Michigan and began writing and producing tracks for artists including Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye, and The Supremes.
Some of the biggest songs he helped write include The Supremes' Love Child, All I Need by The Temptations and Chained by Gaye.
He also enjoyed a brief time in the spotlight as a vocalist following the release of his only single Do I Love You (Indeed I Do), which went on to become a huge hit on Britain's Northern Soul scene and is now the world's most expensive disc due to its rarity - with one copy selling in 2009 for $40,000 (£25,000).
Wilson left Motown in 1976 and was ordained as a Christian minister.