Thursday, June 6
Detroit Motown Legend who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Martha and the Vandellas charted over twenty-six hits including Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack and Dancing in the Street. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Martha and the Vandellas #96 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Founded in 1960 by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford and Gloria Williams, the band eventually included Martha Reeves, who moved up in ranks as lead vocalist of the group after Williams’ departure in 1962. The group signed with and eventually recorded all of their singles for Motown’s Gordy imprint.
Listen to Dancing In The Street: