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The Miracles - 100% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

The Temptations - 95% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Soundtracks Blues Drama Easy Listening
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The Supremes - 90% match to Four Tops

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Television
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America’s most successful female vocal group of all time was formed by four Detroit schoolgirls in the late 50s. Diana Ross (26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Betty McGlown (b. 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Florence Ballard (b. 30 June 1943, Rosetta, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and Mary Wilson (b. 6 March 1944, Greenville, Missi Read more

Martha & The Vandellas - 89% match to Four Tops

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Martha Reeves - 89% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vintage Erotica & Mature Pop / Rock Disco Funk
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18 July 1941, Alabama, USA. Reeves was schooled in both gospel and classical music, but it was vocal group R&B that caught her imagination. She began performing in the late 50s under the name Martha Lavaille, briefly joining the Fascinations and then the Del-Phis. In 1961 she joined the fledgling Motown Records organization in Detroit, where she served as secretary to Wi Read more

The Marvelettes - 82% match to Four Tops

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Dance Vocals
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The Marvelettes’ career epitomized the haphazard progress endured by many of the leading girl-groups of the early 60s. Despite enjoying several major US hits, they were unable to sustain a consistent line-up, and their constant shifts in personnel made it difficult to overcome their rather anonymous public image. The group was formed in the late 50s by five students at Ink Read more

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - 74% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues
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Mary Wells - 67% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio
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13 May 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 17, Mary Wells composed ‘Bye Bye Baby’, a song which she offered to R&B star Jackie Wilson. His producer, Berry Gordy, was sufficiently impressed to offer her a contract with the newly formed Motown Records label, and Wells’ rendition of her song became one of Read more

The Contours - 66% match to Four Tops

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts New Age Dance
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The Contours formed as an R&B vocal group in Detroit in 1959, featuring lead vocalist Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts. Hubert Johnson (14 January 1941, d. 11 July 1981) joined the line-up in 1960, and it was his cousin Jackie Wilson who secured the group an audition and then a contract with Motown Records in 1961. Initial singles proved uns Read more

Jimmy Ruffin - 64% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

The Velvelettes - 63% match to Four Tops

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

The Spinners - 61% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Television Doo Wop Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Folk
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Diana Ross & The Supremes - 58% match to Four Tops

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television
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